Autumn colour at Osterley Park and House
As autumn arrives so does the opportunity to see swathes of colour around the estate at Osterley Park and House. From the Shagbark Hickory showing glorious golds and rich reds, to the bright orange and yellows of pumpkins and gourds from the Ornamental Vegetable Garden.
As summer evenings shorten the trees and shrubs at Osterley begin to take on their glorious autumn hues with golds, reds and mahogany tints lighting up the garden and park.
Champion trees such as the Shagbark Hickory Carrya ovata and the North American Sassafras albidum offer up a blend of soft buttery tones and vibrant rich reds – whatever the preceding season.
Further colour is provided by pumpkins and gourds which are organic and all grown in Ornamental Vegetable Garden. They can sometimes be found piled up and used as decoration around two large terracotta Tuscan pots outside the garden house.
In the Winter Garden translucent purple berries of the Callicarpa bodnierii ‘Profusion’, or Beauty Bush, start to showing up well against the ochre leaves of Prunus ‘Ojochin’ a cheerful cherry tree.