Autumn colour at Winkworth Arboretum
When autumn arrives, Winkworth bursts into colour, its yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the landscape. Learn more about Wilfrid Fox's visionary collection, and find out the best time to see the plants at the peak of their autumnal finery.
Liquidambar, or sweet-gum, conjures up a fascinating palette of crimsons, yellows and purples in the autumn season. Find them in the Bowl and Badger's Bowl.
Some of the best autumnal yellows are found on the hickory and the tulip trees in Badger's Bowl. More tulip trees can be seen on the main pathway.
Hundreds of maple trees burn bright with colour in September and October. Japanese maple groves can be found below Sorbus Hill, by the Azalea Steps, and in the Bowls.
Not all autumn colour is broadleaved. Admire fiery larches in the upper arboretum and dawn redwood near the boathouse.
Don't miss the berries for the trees - holly, rowan, spindle, Chinese dogwood and Harlequin beauty berry all put on brilliant displays in the autumnal period.