There are signs that Furzey is slipping gracefully into autumn at every turn as you wander round the garden’s tranquil woodland tracks.

As summer ends and we head into autumn there is a feeling of change in our secret New Forest garden.

With fewer visitors, late summer blooms and the start of riotous autumn colour this is one of the very best times to visit the gardens.

Hardy perennials, such as helianthus, helenium and aster, present their bold and brilliant colours in our borders. Many of our spring flowering trees and shrubs are now bearing fruit such as our malus  and sorbus species with their scarlet red berries.  Look closely at our trees and you will see a beautiful array of seed pods, our acer collection in particular is showing some fine winged seeds (winged samaras).

Down by the lake our lillies are still flowering and you can spend many happy minutes watching the dragonflies dart around in the late summer sun.

Below are some of the horticultural highlights of September at Furzey Gardens, book your visit here now.

Helenium autumnale and salvia farinacea Benth in the cottage garden
Helianthus autumnale and helianthus divaricatus
Aster amellus and dahlia pinnata
Seed pods hanging from acers and scarlett red berries of malus

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