Gardens in the North East
Soak up the sights and sounds of autumn as gardens around the North East put on their final show. See the leaves change colour in the Avenue at Gibside, explore the changing colours in Wallington’s walled garden or take in the sights and views at Cragside’s Formal Garden.
Experience a grand designer garden created for beauty and function which includes a Formal Garden, Rock Garden and the Pinetum. Find out what you could discover on your next visit.
The garden at Wallington offers year-round colour with its historic Edwardian conservatory and a secluded walled garden. Take a stroll along the terrace, pause to hear the trickling water from the Mary Pool. As winter continues, look out for carpets of snowdrops starting to appear from late January.
Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life within 600 acres of Georgian landscape garden at Gibside, with its tree-lined Avenue, walled garden, winding woodland paths and views over the Derwent Valley.
At this time of year when the trees are bare, it's all about the views at Seaton Delaval Hall. From the formal lines of the hedges and the geometry of the Parterre, to the long, bare branches of the great weeping ash.
The garden offers a different perspective in every season. In colder months highlights include the corkscrew hazel, and the bark of Euonymus alatus, winged spindle. The beautiful silver trunks of the birch, the berries of the ivy and holly, and the unusual foliage of the variegated holly Ilex aquifolium also stand out. Follow your nose to sniff out the highly fragrant, sweet smelling shrub Sarcococca confusa.
As the blaze of summer colour begins to fade in the Gertrude Jekyll garden, the dahlias become the stars of the show and pockets of rich colour can be found with the roses continuing to flower until the first frosts.
Explore the garden the garden at Ormesby Hall, a green oasis in the heart of industrial Middlesbrough. Discover the seasonal delights of this colourful Victorian formal garden.
Explore the manor house, home to the original Washington family and discover more about the history and people who lived here.
The Acer glade in the East Wood at Wallington looks incredible in Autumn with the deep red of the acers illuminated by the woodland sunlight. Autumn colour is around every corner and the changing trees nestled next to the numerous ponds, coupled with the sun sitting low in the sky, create beautiful reflections on the water. Make your way to the walled garden where the hot border is still blooming.
The skies may be turning a little greyer but the dahlias in the Formal Garden at Cragside are bringing the sunshine. As you walk into the garden, you'll witness these big, bold flowers in the beds around the Orchard House. These bright blooms will be in full flower until the first frosts.
Autumn is a colourful time at Seaton Delaval Hall. The dahlias showing off in the herbaceous border, and the rose garden still in flower. The leaves on the beech hedge turn to coppers and rusts and in the arboretum, the rowans are full of coloured berries. In early November the autumn colours are at their strongest when the ginkgo biloba tree in the parterre turns a bright yet delicate yellow.
Discover more seasonal blooms in the north of England with plenty of gardens and parks to visit.
Enjoy Yorkshire's glorious autumnal gardens and parks, from landscaped views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, to exploring pathways at Beningbrough Hall and Nostell.
The Lakes is known for its dramatic, wild landscapes, but its home to some intriguing gardens too. Explore castle grounds, a cottage garden that inspired Beatrix Potter, and more.