Wisley in autumn

See our selection of highlights from RHS Garden Wisley in autumn

There's always work to do in the autumn garden – and there's plenty to do at Wisley. Deadheading these dahlias helps to encourage more blooms.

A real sign of autumn, the delicate white and lilac shades of these cyclamen are shown off to their best growing naturally through the grass.

By September fruit picking is well under way in the Wisley Orchard, although some apples, such as ‘Sturmer Pippin’, ‘Granny Smith’, ‘Allen’s Everlasting’, ‘French Crab’ and ‘Ballarat Seedling’ are not harvested until November.

It's worth stopping for a break on a bridge over the Long Ponds, as the autumn colours reflect beautifully in the water.

Wisley's iconic Glasshouse takes on an ethereal quality on early autumn mornings as the mist rises around it.

The main attraction in the Piet Outdolf Borders at this time of year are shimmering grasses and the graceful, fading seedheads of herbaceous perennials.

The Glasshouse Landscape erupts in a fiery blaze of colour that is brought alive as the autumn sunshine hits.

Trees and woodland are stunning in autumn, especially some of the giant specimens on show at Wisley, so don't miss a visit to the Arboretum and Pinetum.

The still waters of the Seven Acres lake reflect the stunning reds and golds of the surrounding trees as the season changes.

The Liquidambar is a deciduous tree that is grown for the spectacular display it makes in autumn when its maple-like leaves take on the most brilliant crimson shades.

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