23 October 2020
In Pictures: Wakehurst’s Insta-worthy autumn moments
Visit these picture-perfect spots in our gardens this autumn.
Our botanic garden at Wakehurst is wild, wonderful, and brimming with great photo opportunities.
Seek out these top Instagram-worthy spots in our gardens this autumn.
Asian Heath Garden
Our Asian Heath Garden is ablaze with fiery colours during the autumn months. Take a picture of this beautiful spot with its reflections in the Mansion Pond for an eye-catching photo.
The contrasting textures and shades of the grasses, shrubs and trees will make your picture pop.
Lying at the bottom of the picturesque valley, Westwood Lake is one of the most beautiful areas of the gardens in autumn.
The warm hues of the leaves and stunning reflections in the water make this spot an unmissable photo subject for your Instagram feed.
Horse chestnut trees
Growing close to the Asian Heath Garden, these horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are an iconic autumn tree.
Their leaves turn bronze and they produce conkers, the encased shiny brown seeds that fall to the ground in autumn. And nothing says autumn quite like a conker.
The Water Gardens
The light, colour and movement in our Water Gardens make it a top spot for capturing breath-taking photos this season. Amble over the little bridge and try out different angles for the perfect shot.
All across our gardens you'll find splashes of gold, red, bronze, orange and yellow. The stunning and colourful autumn leaves of our deciduous trees offer boundless Insta-worthy opportunities.
So take a walk through our woodlands with your smartphone or camera at the ready.
As you wander around our gardens, keep your eyes peeled for any weird and wonderful autumnal plants and fungi.
It could be the fairy-tale-like fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), plump berries, sweet chestnuts inside their spiky green cases, or magnificent magnolia seeds. There are plenty amazing plants and fungi to spot so get snapping.
Make the most of seasonal weather to spice up your Instagram feed. It doesn't have to be sunny to capture the perfect shot.
This picture of our Elizabethan Mansion looming out of the mist and framed by autumnal leaves is atmospheric and a little spooky. Clouds, rain, frost and mist can all add an intriguing element to your photographs.
The Walled Garden
Near the Mansion lies the stunning Walled Garden with its bright and bold flowers even as the weather gets colder. Make sure to visit this secluded beauty for some dazzling autumn pictures.
We couldn't have a list of top photo spots at Wakehurst without including 'Kodak Corner'.
Overlooking the Pond and facing the iconic Mansion, this location earned its nickname as it's such a favourite for photo opportunities.
Stand here to capture your Insta-worthy pics and you'll be spoilt with wildlife, autumn colour, beautiful plants and striking architecture.