The Autumn Open Garden season extends from the beginning of April through to the end of May each year, during which period Breenhold Gardens is open to the public every day, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. For cost of entry and other details please refer to Frequently Asked Questions.
During this season many thousands of visitors come to Breenhold to enjoy the change of the seasons, particularly the red leaves of the maples. But there is so much more to experience as well.
The hundreds of deciduous trees at Breenhold mainly originate from the Northern Hemisphere and in the main were planted from 1965 through to 1980. Thus they are mature trees and in Autumn provide a magical spectacle of their changing colours.
The species include:
- Japanese Maple (Acer Japonica) – Deep red leaves in Autumn
- Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) – Red leaves in Autumn
- Ash (Fraxinus) – Yellow leaves in Autumn
- Golden Elm (Ulmus Glabra) – Brilliant gold and yellow in Autumn
- Oak (Quercus Robur) Red – Orange in Autumn
- Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) – Yellow leaves in Autumn
- Copper Beech (Fagus Sylvatica) – Purple-copper in Autumn
Refer to What’s In Bloom for more detail.