September gardens in the Thames and Chilterns

The summer may be officially over, but nobody told the gardens in the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. They're still looking lovely in the September sun and in many places you can see (and taste) the kitchen garden produce being put to good use.

The fourteenth-century Great Tower from the Kitchen Garden at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Greys Court 

The kitchen garden earns its keep in September at Greys Court with lots of produce heading to the kitchen for jam and cakes.

Hughenden walled garden in summer with plant cart in view


Hughenden's walled garden is bursting with produce in September. The apples are beginning to ripen in the orchard ready for apple days, and the parterre is still looking good in the last of the summer sun.

A picture of Ipomoea lobata in the Summerhouse Garden at The Vyne

Late summer in the gardens at The Vyne

As the season subsides, the gardens of this former Tudor ‘power house’ offer flourishes of eye-catching shape and colour to those ‘in the know’.

The Rose Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire


The last of Cliveden’s summer schemes are in flower around the estate. In The Long Garden there’s a sea of 10,000 hot pink Begonias, whilst in The Rose Garden there are 900 roses in their final bloom of season.

Detail of the Apollo Belvedere sculpture in the grounds at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

The gardens at Waddesdon Manor

Enjoy the gardens all year round with different bedding displays complementing the season.