Where to see autumn colour in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:31 12 October 2020

The autumn glow of Christchurch Park in Ipswich

The autumn glow of Christchurch Park in Ipswich


We’ve picked some of the best places to visit in Suffolk for glorious autumn colour

Lynford Arboretum, Thetford Forest

Significant for its variety of wildlife from birds to fungi and of course, beautiful flora, Lynford Arboretum is lit up with autumn colour during the onset of the colder months. There are three walking trails to explore the arboretum in all its colour.

Dogs are welcome and there’s even an agility course for them.

Lynford Arboretum

Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Over 33 hectares in the heart of Ipswich, Christchurch Park has brought beautiful autumn colour to the town every year since 1895.

This park is a great spot to take the kids for some fresh air - spot as many different types of tree in their autumn glory.

Tawny owl - Christchurch park Ipswich

Place for Plants

The East Bergholt garden and arboretum was originally laid by the owner’s great grandfather. It now contains the National Collection of Deciduous Euonymus.

Explore the beautiful garden and arboretum during autumn for some truly spectacular colours. Check the website for full details about opening times and prices to visit.

East Bergholt Open Gardens - British Red Cross

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Ickworth House gardens and parkland

Ickworth House is the gorgeous country house and estate designed by Italian architect Antonio Asprucci in the neoclassical style.

The garden and grounds are uniquely attractive during the months of autumn when the leaves turn orange.

Ickworth Park (NT) 01-04-2007

Alton Water

Alton Water spans over 400 acres and is enjoyed for its fishing, watersports, cycling and walking capabilities.

The reservoir is surrounded by dense woodlands that are spectacular in autumn.

Nowton Park

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Unique arboretum home to trees from around the world such as eucalyptus from Australia, paperbark maple from China and Kentucky coffee trees from North America. The Nowton Park totem pole stands 35.4 feet tall, carved from a western red cedar.

Visit for glorious autumn colours from October.


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