View the colourful formal Parterre, take a walk through the Pleasure Grounds along the Explorer Pathway, meandering your way to the Walled Garden surrounded by herbaceous borders and fruit trees.
Garden and landscape designers have all left their mark on Wimpole in one form or another, including some well known names such as Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown and Humprey Repton.
The garden you see today has many layers of historical gardens, with each owner wanting to leave their mark, from the iconic South Avenue to the eighteenth century Walled Garden.
Autumn at Wimpole Estate
Discover Wimpole Estate as the season changes and the gardens and parkland come alive with autumn colour. Take a stroll across the parkland, enjoying the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of the wide variety of trees as you make your way to the atmospheric Chinese Bridge and Gothic Folly, framed by the colours of the changing leaves. Within the gardens, discover the cathedral of trees at Bakers Wood; a striking avenue of trees framing an acer, which as the leaves change will flame with bright autumn colour. Conkers are plentiful in the pleasure grounds, perfect for collecting, photography and wild art! Don’t forget to visit the Walled Garden to discover the season’s harvest and our famous display of autumn squashes, gourds and pumpkins in the Glasshouse.
In the 18th-century these grounds were where the family took evening strolls and enjoyed picnics. They contained many rare, exotic and unusual plants sourced from all over the world discovered by plant hunters who were widely travelled.