Autumn gardens in the East of England

The gardens we care for are constantly changing. Enjoy the last of the summer colour and our vibrant autumn highlights.

Family standing in the dahlia garden

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

Anglesey Abbey has one of largest dahlia displays in the country, with over 70 varieties providing colour, right up until the first frosts. The Skylight Garden was designed to look its best in the autumn months and swathes of cyclamen create a carpet of colour under the trees along the Riverside Walk at this time of year.

The walled garden in full bloom

Blickling Estate, Norfolk 

Designed by one of the most influential gardeners of her time, Norah Lindsay, the herbaceous borders still have plenty of colour from late flowering plants, such as dahlias and asters. You can experience Blickling in its blaze of golden colour on a garden tour and don’t forget to call into the Walled Garden, which will be brimming with autumn produce.

Path through Autumn borders

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 

Is this one of Norfolk’s best kept secrets? The Walled Garden at Felbrigg will be bursting at the seams with fruit and vegetables, the double borders and gravel beds will also remain colourful as we head into autumn. As well as lots of tender perennials, late bulbs such as colchicums and amaryllis will be flowering.

A view of the walled garden from across the Fairy Lake at Ickworth

Ickworth, Suffolk 

In the early 20th century the Walled Garden supplied the house and estate with a huge variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers - it still does today. The Albana walk also has lots of autumn colour included in the planting and the Stumpery takes on a new appearance with the dewy mornings, as cobwebs get covered with water droplets.

Pumpkin Pastimes

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk 

Another kitchen garden that will no doubt have a bumper crop this autumn can be found at Oxburgh Hall. The pumpkin patch is always a highlight. Enjoy a walk through the colourful woodland and look out for the new four season’s border, which provides further autumnal interest.

Peckover House and Garden

Peckover Garden, Cambridgeshire 

As summer holds on as long as it can, there will be a colourful mix of autumn blooms bursting through. We’ll enjoy the heady scent of late roses and the colourful spectacle of dahlias in the red border.

Yellow dahlias

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire 

There are some fantastic colours in the gardens at Wimpole during the autumn. The Walled Garden Apricot Borders are still abundant in blooms and textures, with grasses wafting amongst herbaceous perennials - a real inspiration for your own borders next year.