Tuesday 6 October
Around Sheffield Park this week, autumn's ever-shifting pattern of colour is charging full steam ahead. No two days are the same as our many species begin to burst into colour. This week our Ranger, Martina, picks out some of her favourite autumn colour sights to be found on the woodland floor. Plus hints on how the autumn colours are looking in the gardens right now.
Autumn ambles in the woods
- by Martina Gorla, Ranger
Our woodlands here at Sheffield Park offer a sheltered autumn stroll off the beaten track. Immerse yourself in Walk Wood or head to one of the tolls on the parkland. Colours, smells and sounds come together to celebrate those last moments of glory before we enter the dormant season.
Around the gardens
The trees and shrubs in the gardens are now quickly marching towards their autumn splendour. Our famous Nyssa sylvatica 'Sheffield Park' trees are starting to show the first flecks of bright red and the pools of colour amongst the greens are growing by the day.
One of the most dramatic trees currently is the Belula lutea. You can spy the bright leaves if you peer through the trees from reception diagonally between the entrance and exit.