Autumn colour in gardens

Cornwall is not only home to far stretching dramatic coastline and countryside, but also historic gardens. Across this ancient land are gardens rooted in history which are full of fascinating plants showing off autumnal colour.

View of Cotehele Quay through autumn leaves at Cotehele, Cornwall

Autumn colour at Cotehele

Cotehele is full of the colours of autumn. The planting in the garden looks beautiful at this time of year and there's the woodland walk by the Chapel-in-the-wood and along Morden Stream to the mill too.

The Fal river on an autumn woodland walk

Trelissick's autumn hues 

Trelissick's woodlands erupt in autumnal colours as the leaves turn and eventually tumble to the ground. From the garden, enjoy glimpses of the River Fal framed by the golden boughs of these trees.

Autumn colours of Acer palmatum

Autumn walking at Trengwainton Garden

Here in the far west of Cornwall, the warm, sunny days often stretch into September and October. When going for an autumn walk, what can you expect to see in the garden?

Family playing in autumn leaves

Autumn at Antony

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. The 'champion' trees in the garden are resplendent at this time of year. Autumn is a perfect time for welly walks, hunting for pumpkins at half-term, enjoying the cosiness of a still lived-in family home & hot chocolate with marshmallows in the colonnade courtyard tea-room.

Autumn leaves at Dudmaston in Shropshire

Autumn colour

Though the sun is getting lower in the sky and the days are getting shorter, the garden at Trerice is still as beautiful as ever.

Lanhydrock Autumn avenue

Autumn highlights at Lanhydrock

Take a walk or cycle through the incredible landscape of orange and gold this autumn. Jump in crunchy leaves, discover shiny conkers and enjoy invigorating fresh air with all the family.