The Teddington Gardener

Kew in the Country – an early Autumn tour of Wakehurst Place

Quite the contrast from the sunshine and blue skies enjoyed just yesterday. Cool, cloudy, a little drizzle and everybody kitted out as if they were about to take on a winters’ trek through the Lake District. Still, October it is and Autumn is beginning to tickle the trees in this vast and varied landscape and the fresh air and quiet solitude (so very few folk about) was a treat. In a few weeks, the show will be even better though it is a fine balance between the best and richest of colours developing, and there actually being any leaves on the trees at all. One good storm and it could all be leaf litter.

https://www.kew.org/wakehurst

Apologies for the two pictures of local bird life. The book cover, PLANT, was beautiful and therefore is included and for me to look up for further investigation. I’m minded to get Alys Fowler’s book on houseplants too. Just saying.

For seasonal colour at its grandest, without trekking up to said Lakes, or further afield, look out my past post on Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. They have an Autumn Colour Hotline so you can keep up with the best of the show there.

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

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