Early autumn gardens in Hampshire

Sunny days linger well into October when our gardens are bathed in that soft light of early autumn. Hinton Ampner's kitchen garden is full of dusky apples and swelling pumpkins, protected by a scarecrow and his little dog . At The Vyne thousands of dahlias steal in the show in a magnificent border stretching almost the length of the walled garden. Your visit this autumn will help our garden teams continue planting, pruning and propagating.

The herbaceous borders of the walled gardens at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Mottisfont 

The herbaceous borders in Mottisfont's famous walled garden provide a wonderful floral colour palette right through until October, showcasing a huge variety of flowering plants. It's a delight for the senses, with gorgeous scents and bright, eye-catching colours.

Close up photograph of orange dahlias

Hinton Ampner 

Dahlias are the star of the show at Hinton Ampner in late summer. There are thousands of blooms in pretty pastels and hot reds and oranges. Pop into the large walled garden to see swellling pumpkins and autumn fruits.

Dahlias in front of a greenhouse at The Vyne

The Vyne 

In early autumn, The Vyne's pretty orchard is full of fruit from heritage apple and pear trees, whilst its walled garden is awash with hundreds of exotic dahlias in a rainbow of colours.