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Whilst some love the budding spring blossom and others bask in the summer sun, at Pure Beauty, our favourite season is autumn.
This is the perfect time of year to enjoy walks in local parks and woodlands whilst admiring the stunning display of colours emerging across the trees and hedgerows.
Glowing reds, oranges and yellows means you can spend your weekends in a tunnel of colour whilst wrapped in thick jumpers, collecting conkers before drinking warming hot chocolate by the fire.
We have found some of the best autumnal spots that we hope will make you embrace the winter rather than wish it wasn’t coming.
Just 20 minutes from central London you’ll discover a little bit of paradise at Kew Gardens. Home to some of the worlds rarest and most beautiful plants, these botanical gardens are even more spectacular as the seasons change. With over 300 acres of flowering crocuses, colchicums and cyclamen, this is a day out you won’t forget. You can take an organised guided walk, see the foliage from the Treetop Walkway, explore the giant greenhouses and once your plant identification is complete, enjoy tea and cake in the fabulous café.
Between late September and early November, the National Arboretum at Westonbrit is alive with colour. Boasting over 18,000 trees and shrubs, here you will find one of the most impressive collections of greenery in the world. Walking through the pretty gardens you’ll see everything from red rich Japanese maples and late flowering seven-sun flower to the gorgeous green deciduous conifers.
It has to be said that dusky pink Powis Castle comes into it’s own in the autumn. Part of the National Trust, this impressive country mansion is surrounded by grand, show stopping gardens that never fail to impress. Over the next six weeks visitors can get involved with apple pressing and pumpkin carving and by night formal gardens, terraces and courtyard will be illuminated with hundreds of twinkling lights.
Nestled in the depths of the New Forest are 200 acres of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and trees that make up Exbury Gardens. As summer leaves this tranquil spot, so autumn brings with it a splendid show of colour that has to be seen, to be believed. With a steam train, fun park, wildlife and delightful tearoom, this is an autumn adventure for all the family to enjoy.
Whilst we all know Scotland is full of evergreens, the region becomes a sea of golden hues during the autumn. With pines as the perfect back-drop, Perthshire is perfect for witnessing the wonders of multi coloured foliage set against iconic lochs and moors.
Famous for Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire is also home to over 20 miles of beautiful, glowing colour every autumn. The pines create a distinctive contrast and fragrance as you walk through the forest taking in nature at it’s very best.
With an unbelievably beautiful landscape of moorland, woodland, river and sea, the hidden world of Exmoor comes alive during the autumn. The trees are a rich rust hue, the fruit and fungi abundant and if you stand still for long enough you might just see the deer on the move.
If you visit it one these spots, take a photo and send it to us so we can enjoy the moment too.