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PLACES TO VISIT

THIS FALL / AUTUMN :

EXPERIENCE LEONARDSLEE

LAKES & GARDENS

IN A SPLENDID SHOW OF AUTUMN COLOURS: 

VISIT THE FINEST WOODLAND GARDENS

IN ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

     

  Visit their OFFICIAL Website: 

https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/

 

   

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 Leonardslee. 

Mist 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.

 

   

   

         

FROM THE 

AUTUMN / WINTER 2020 LEAFLET: 

THE FAMOUS ROCK GARDEN

     

With its variety of conifers and folliage

the famous Rock Garden, created in 1890

turns into a sea of greens, blues and yellows in 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

 

LEONARDSLEE HOUSE

   

The stunning Italianate mansion house 

is home to Restaurant Interlude & Afternoon Tea at Leonardslee House

 

 

     

WALLABIES, DEER & OTHER WILDLIFE

   

 

FROM THE LEAFLET:

A major attraction are the Wallabies, 

originally from Tasmania and introduced to Leonardslee in the 1800s

that 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. 

   

   

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