October has seen the garden transform in colour and the Japanese maples are now the focal point in almost every view. Stealing the show with their vivid colours and falling leaves 🍂 🍁
Autumn is definitely the messiest time of year; with every breeze bringing down more leaves to the ground. The gardeners are always working solidly at this time of year on leaf clearing and tidying.
My walk around the garden was very photography focused this time and my shutter could barely keep up with me snapping away at all the beautiful shapes and colours I wanted to capture! The acers are now displaying bright yellows, oranges and reds and even a couple of deep purple shades too. We still aren’t at the peak, but you can see the striking colours now; which will only be getting more intense over the next 2 weeks.
I always feel wonderful walking the garden at this time of year; wrapped up in my warm winter coat, the chill in the air gives a crisp feeling to every breath. The sun was blasting for my visit and everything was radiating with the golden light. Autumn and winter always deliver that beautiful light quality and it makes the garden feel even more magical.
This year has been totally surreal, and one none of us will forget in a hurry. The pandemic has effected so many people and businesses and we were unsure if we would be able to reopen before the summer. Luckily we managed it and we are feeling so thankful that we did. The response from visitors has been truly overwhelming and feedback on the garden has been so positive to hear. Its made me realise how much I have missed hearing that positivity during the lockdown.
If you are hoping to visit us before we close for the year – please make sure you book a visit before we close on the 31st October 2020.
After October we will not be open until 1st March 2021.
Hope you enjoy the photos from my latest visit – pictured below: