Autumn colour at Winkworth Arboretum

A path winding past a red acer tree in autumn splendour

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.

Bountiful berries

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.

The bizarre, strawberry-like fruit of the chinese dogwood
Chinese dogwood fruit
The bizarre, strawberry-like fruit of the chinese dogwood
Bowl of squash soup


To fuel you up for your Winkworth wander, stop off at the Arbor tea-room near the kiosk for hot lunches, homemade cakes, tea and coffee lunch.

Toilets are available nearby, including baby-changing facilities and a disabled toilet, and there is a variety of pathways through the Arboretum with differing levels of accessibility.

You're welcome to bring your dog, as long as you keep them on a lead; and groups are welcome - though it's advisable to call in advance during spring and autumn.

The boathouse reflected in Rowe's Flashe lake

While you're here 

Buy a raffle ticket at the kiosk for a chance to win £10,000 in November's draw. For every ticket sold, we get £2 towards our project to save the Boathouse, which is in urgent need of structural repairs.