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We at Rangeford Villages feel very lucky that our retirement communities are based in such beautiful parts of the UK. Not only do our residents get to benefit from our fantastic villages full of amenities, but they are also spoilt for choice with the exciting, cultural and active days out available.
Do you love exploring Autumnal gardens as much as we do? There’s something about the beautiful colours that can’t help but bring a smile to your face. Here we highlight some of the most beautiful places where you can savour these gardens near to our Retirement Villages.
This is one of the National Trust’s most iconic gardens and Stourhead comes to life during autumn with a rich array of colours from its vibrant reds through to rusty oranges. If you manage to visit on a day with bright blue skies, you’ll find many a photographer or artist here capturing their perfect moment. The National Trust run a 'leaf line' each autumn where you can hear about which leaves are changing and what's worth looking out for.
Near Mere, BA12 6QD
Longleat Estate makes a really great base for an autumnal walk. Take in the peaceful location at Shearwater Lake or the stunning views from Heaven’s gate looking across the estate.
Longleat, BA12 7NW
The extensive parkland of Bowood is perfect for exploring in the autumn. Enjoy the tranquil lake designed by ‘Capability’ Brown or have a wander through the arboretum and explore the gardens, which were named Garden of the Year 2014.
Calne, SN11 OLZ
Here you can enjoy a crisp walk through bountiful woodlands; head to Symonds Yat for spectacular views across the River Wye, or even enjoy a different vantage point from a canoe.
Coleford, GL16 7EL
Located near Tetbury, it hosts a world-class collection of trees and plants and is at its most spectacular during the autumn months.
Tetbury, GL8 8QS
Here you can discover stunning shades of autumn, near Chipping Campden.
Nr Chipping Campden, GL55 6LR
The family residence of King Charles III offers some delightful autumn colour with a really impressive apple tunnel.
Tetbury, GL8 8TN
A beautiful 18th century landscape garden with winding paths and stunning woodlands and views.
Cobham, KT11 1BE
Home to around 6,000 trees that comprise of over 1,000 species. In autumn, the foliage blazes with vibrant and stunning colours.
Godalming GU8 4AD
One of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens which is a hub of horticultural excellence, hosting 240 acres to explore.
Woking, GU23 6QB
The perfect place to witness the arrival of autumn with scenic woodland paths, a pagoda, Himalayan shelter, arboretum and three lakes.
Crewelthorpe, Ripon HG4 3DA
Has stunning follies, mirror like ponds and statues all camouflaged with the autumnal colours.
Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY
Hosts more than 6,000 trees from around the world and stunning parkland views.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY
We hope you found this useful and if you visit any of these, do let us know!
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