7 Gardens That Absolutely Shine in Autumn

Photography by Kindra Clineff 

Text by Bethany Adams

Gardens are known for the colorful displays they offer during the spring and summer months, but any true gardener knows that a well-kept outdoor space can continue to produce a beautiful bounty well into the fall! From delightful dahlias to the iconic colors of the season, these gardens prove that autumn has plenty to offer in the way of seasonal splendor.

The Farmer’s Daughter

Photography by Kindra Clineff

Sarah Partyka has spent decades finding ways to showcase fall’s beauty at her Rhode Island nursery, and it’s made her an expert on how to prep and what to plant for the season. As a result, a visit to The Farmer’s Daughter in the fall means far more than picking up a few pumpkins.

Dahlia Delight

Photography by Deborah Bosworth

According to this gardener, dahlias are the stars of her garden during the autumn months, but they’re far from all the space has to offer! Mums, zinnias, and more greet visitors within the borders of this Cape Cod garden long after the summer blooms have faded.

Her Time to Shine

Photography by Kindra Clineff

Rather than an insurmountable challenge, this gardener saw a shade-heavy backyard as an opportunity to show off her gardening chops and create something strikingly unique. Playing with colors is her forte, and autumn is the highlight of the year under this lifelong plant lover’s skillful hands!

A French Fall Garden

Photography by Courtney Allison

It’s no surprise that Courtney of French Country Cottage decks her outdoor spaces in romantic décor for the season, but we’ll never stop being blown away by her style! For cozy views filled with glowing string lights, artfully arranged pumpkins, and rustically beautiful floral arrangements, take a virtual tour of this gal’s garden!

Pumpkins in Puget Sound

Photography by Shiplap and Shells

The star of the show in Kim’s garden is the charming greenhouse tucked away behind a white picket fence, but it’s far from the only sight worth seeing! Luckily for us, her blog offers a view of the changing landscape as summer winds down, along with tips for drying flowers and other season-appropriate ideas!

Seasonal Shades

Photography by Plaids and Poppies

No matter where you look in Tracy’s Michigan yard, you’ll find vibrant color bursting everywhere—even in the fall! To take the full tour, including her newly built greenhouse that’s currently adorned with adorable pumpkins, check out her ultra-colorful Instagram!

Fall on the Farm

Photography by @happydaysfarm on Instagram

We think fall is the best time for visiting a farm, and Happy Days Farm seems like it’s no exception! Cheerful mums and other seasonal blooms adorn everything from the raised vegetable garden to the chicken coop—and even the farm’s iconic blue truck! Plus, it’s always worth a visit to Penny’s Instagram to see the quaint log cabin on the property!

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