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Last Updated on: 13th September 2023, 07:20 am

🍂 Discover UK’s Best Woodland at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens 🇬🇧 #AutumnMagic

🍂 Discover UK’s Best Woodland at Leonardslee  Lakes & Gardens 🇬🇧 #AutumnMagic 

LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS: GARDEN ENTRANCE, TICKET SALES & RECEPTION    

SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS: AUTUMN From the Autumn/ Winter 2020 Leaflet

       
Ablaze with pinks, yellows, reds and bronzes, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens takes on a whole new guise during the autumn and winter months. Hundreds of varieties of trees can be found throughout Leonardslee, as their leaves turn into a myriad of autumnal colour it creates incredible reflections across our seven lakes

 

A visit to the oak and acer walk is a must, explore the paths here and enjoy the beautiful colours and breathtaking views across the bluebell wood and down to the lakes, with the amelanchiers, swamp cypress and others reflected in shimmering water. 

 

This is a magical time of year at LeonardsleeMist settles over the lakes and is pierced by sunlight through the surrounding trees. It creates mesmerising theatre as the light changes during the day. 

 

Just above Middle Pond, see the hickory trees, nyssa too, along with gingko trees dressed in their amazing autumnal finery.

 

Can you spot the 75 different varieties of acer trees in the gardens? Their beautiful colours are highlighted amongst the green if the renowned rhododendron collection.   

DAWN REDWOOD
BOTANICAL NAME:Metanequoia glytostroboides
Maximum Height 200ft/60M
Origin: China

One of the three significant deciduous conifers,
the Dawn Redwood was considered to be extinct
having only been observed as fossil until 1943
when small number of specimens were found in China.
They have a distinctive twist in their buttressed trunks
and needles that reminiscent of the Coast Redwood.
DAWN REDWOOD
PEAK FALL FOLIAGE: ACERS
FRENCH HYDRANGEA
FRENCH HYDRANGEA
JAPANESE MAPLE

FROM THE AUTUMN / WINTER 2020 LEAFLET: THE FAMOUS ROCK GARDEN   

With its variety of conifers and folliagethe famous Rock Garden, created in 1890turns into a sea of greens, blues and yellows in the winter months

The acers, in particular, become a most beautiful shade of bronze and yellow. The lichens and moss create fascinating shapes and colours on the Pulhamite rocks

A RICH FALL FOLIAGE : ACERS

PINE NEEDLES

PINE NEEDLES
ACERS

ACER
RICH AUTUMN FOLIAGE ON THE GROUND

HOLLIES
ACERS

A VERY LUSH ROCK GARDEN

UNDER THE RICH AUTUMNAL ACER FOLIAGE
ROCK GARDEN POND
ROCK GARDEN POND

LEONARDSLEE HOUSE

   

The stunning Italianate mansion house is home to Restaurant Interlude & Afternoon Tea at Leonardslee House.

CAMELLIA SASANQUA ‘STARRY PILLAR’
CAMELLIA SASANQUA ‘STARRY PILLAR’
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
CLOCK TOWER CAFE & FARM SHOP

LEONARDSLEE MANSION HOUSE
LEONARDSLEE MANSION HOUSE
METAL SCULPTURE DOUBLING AS A FOUNTAIN IN FRONT OF
LEONARDSLEE MANSION HOUSE
TREE ‘METAL’ SCULPTURE
TREE ‘METAL’ SCULPTURE

LEONARDSLEE GARDEN WALKS

WALLABIES, DEER & OTHER WILDLIFE

 

FROM THE LEAFLET:

A major attraction are the Wallabies, originally from Tasmania and introduced to Leonardslee in the 1800sthat still wander the estate. They include rare albinos and continue to fulfill their role as ‘eco-friendly lawnmowers’

They join the native deer and other wildlife, ranging from Emperor Dragonflies and White Admiral butterflies to Woodpeckers and Nightingales. 

  

 FROM THE AUTUMN / WINTER 2020 LEAFLET:

Our colony of winter-hardy Bennett Wallabies are descendants of the original herd brought here by Sir Edmund Loder in 1889.

 

Take a walk through the deer park: they are easier to spot as the undergrowth has died down now. This is a particularly stunning spot when the frost descends, the ice crystals sparkle in the sunlight creating the perfect spot for photographers. 

 

Many migrating birds come to shelter and feed on the berries at Leonardslee in the autumn and winter months. 

LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE WALLABIES
LEONARDSLEE CHICKENS

Breeds: Goldline, Blacktail, Rhode Rock, Blue Haze, White Rangers,
Light Sussex, Black Sussex, Maran Cuivree
European Honey Bee

Genus: Apis mellifera
Size: 10-15mm
Region: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Honeybees are social insects, living together in highly organised colonies.
Each member has a specific job to do.
A single honeybee cannot grow or survive by itself.
The honeybees in a colony are queen, worker, and drones.
Honeybees have haplo-diploid sex determination.
Unfertilized eggs develop into drones (males),
and fertilized eggs develop into females.
Female larvae that are fed the standard diet of pollen, nectard brood food become adult workers.
Female larvae fed a rich diet of royal jelly, pollen, and nectar develop into queens.
Presently, European honey bees are naturalized on all continents except Antarctica.

As our ever-growing colonies of honey bees increases,
we aim to produce as much honey for the estate as possible.
Thriving on all the spring and summer blooms,
we aim to relocate our our various hives
around the estate to particular areas where we can concentrate our bees on certain flowers
and create unique flavour characteristics within our raw honey
for Restaurant Interlude.
BEE HOTEL
LAKESIDE WALK
THICK FOLIAGE ALREADY ON THE FOREST FLOOR
AUTUMN IN THE FOREST
LAKESIDE WALK
LAKESIDE WALK
AUTUMNAL MOOD
THESE TREES HAVE ALREADY SUCCUMBED TO THE FALL SEASON
LAKESIDE WALK
LAKESIDE WALK
FALL SEASON COLOURS
FALL SEASON COLOURS
FALL SEASON COLOURS
LAKESIDE WALK

FALL SEASON COLOURS
FALL SEASON COLOURS
LAKESIDE WALK
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LAKESIDE WALK
LAKESIDE WALK
STUNNING AUTUMN COLOURS
AUTUMN COLOURS

LAKESIDE WALK
AUTUMN COLOURS
FLY AGARIC (FUNGUS)

VIVID AUTUMN HUES
VIVID AUTUMN HUES
ARMILLARIA BOREALIS (FUNGUS)
ARMILLARIA BOREALIS (FUNGUS)

LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK

Located to the south of the estate,
our Deer Park is around 70 acres
and home to 70 and 80 Fallow and Sika deer.
LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK
LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK

LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK
LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK
LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK
LEONARDSLEE DEER PARK
EASTSIDE WALK

EASTSIDE WALK
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LEONARDSLEE LAKE

LEONARDSLEE LAKE

GUNNERA TINCTORIA (GIANT RHUBARB)
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LEONARDSLEE LAKE
LEONARDSLEE LAKE

AUTUMN HUES
SWAMP CYPRESS

LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS
In memory of Edmund G Loder
who made & loved these gardens
1889- 1920

LEONARDSLEE GARDENS
LEONARDSLEE GARDENS

LEONARDSLEE OVERLOOKING THE VALLEY FULL OF TREES

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