Autumn gardens in Hertfordshire

As we say goodbye to summer it’s time to look forward to all things autumn, from the sight of leaves falling from the trees as you go for an afternoon walk, to the wonderful Instagram hot spots for all those that wish to fill their feeds with beautiful reds and oranges.

Yes, it’s time to look forward to the second half of the year with a trip to some of Hertfordshire’s much loved gardens and parks. With so much colour and so much to do, we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Picture perfect gardens

You only have to take a look at our Instagram feed to see that these cooler months just aren't complete without a visit to the beautiful Ashridge Estate. Every corner you turn, or hill you climb, will give you more breathtaking views of this 5000 acre estate. Why not strap on those boots and stride out on the National Trust's routed Ashridge Autumn colour trail

An Instagrammers dream...

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Artwork in the countryside 

Set within the rolling hills here in Hertfordshire you may spot a Henry Moore sculpture or two. With bronze sculptures across the grounds, falling leaves are the perfect complement to the landscape at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, so pay a visit before the close of the season at the end of October. 

A fine work of art... 

Autumn hue in Hatfield

As darker days draw in, why not head to Hatfield House where you can still enjoy the stunning autumn colours that fill the surrounding parkland? For the first time ever, Hatfield Park and Woodland Walks will be open to visitors each weekend throughout October, as well as every day during half term! Wrap up warm and embark on one of the sites magical Woodland Walks as the golden leaves fall around you.

Goodbye summer, hello autumn…

Autumn walks in the countryside

It's time to brush off your walking boots and head outside to explore the beautiful countryside. With a plethora of gloriously green parks sporting the coveted Green Flag award for you to enjoy, it’s time to head outside and start crunching through those leaves. 

Walking boots at the ready....

Glorious gardens here in Hertfordshire 

How could we talk about autumn gardens and not mention our very own garden city here in Hertfordshire? Whether it’s a day at the park or an afternoon walk, you are sure to find lots of autumnal flowers and leaves decorating the paths of beautiful Welwyn Garden City - perfect for an autumn afternoon of shopping and strolling. 

Explore our very own Garden City...