Top autumn gardens in Cornwall

Cornwall is not only home to far stretching dramatic coastline and countryside, but also historic gardens. Across this ancient land are a number of gardens rooted in history which are currently full of fascinating plants showing off great colour in the autumn, a perfect time for a wander about to explore.

A view through trees with changing autumn leaf colour to the Helford River in Cornwall

Glendurgan garden 

Glendurgan comes to life with colour in the autumn months. With sea views and winding paths down to the beach, it's an ideal autumn garden.

Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill' flowering in the garden at Lanhydrock

Winter fragrance in Lanhydrock's garden

A garden for all seasons, there's something blooming at Lanhydrock at all times of the year. What plants make winter special here?

A couple walking on a path on an autumn day at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele in autumn  

The garden and orchard at Cotehele make for an ideal autumn back drop for a day-time stroll. Don't forget to pop into the Barn Restaurant for a warming cup of tea or bowl of soup.

Geometric hedges forming the Knot garden

Gardens to inspire at Antony

Relax in the beautiful gardens at Antony, at their best in spring and autumn.

Autumn colours of Acer palmatum

Autumn walking at Trengwainton

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?

Apples and press in Trelissick orchard

Digging deeper - Autumn fruits

As summer turns to autumn there's a bounty to be discovered in the orchard. Here are its finest apples.