Autumn’s here … or is it?

by David Murray on 13 September 2012

in Gardens

Yes, there’s an autumnal chill in the air, and the media have been telling us for a fortnight that it’s Autumn. But is it really? No! Autumn starts at the equinox which isn’t until the 21st of September. So, Hey! We still have another week of SUMMER.

Anyway, regardless of the technicalities of seasonal dates many organisations are now well into an autumnal mindset – in fact if you’re a retailer the Christmas work is probably well under way. The National Trust is no exception, and they’ve just put up on their web site a listing of gardens that come especially to life at this time of year. I’ll not go down the whole list, but in the North of England they mention:

The full listing includes more from places around England.

Here’s a great shot of Studley. (Click on the image for more from “alh” on Flickr).

Studley royal water garden, Yorkshire Fountains Abbey Studley Royal water gard…

Studley royal water garden, Yorkshire, Fountains Abbey - alh1 (

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