Coast and Country celebrates the sights of autumn!

Autumn at Aberglasney

There's nothing quite like the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, and at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire there are leaves aplenty! There are more than 1000 trees and shrubs there, and in the native woodland area the ground is carpeted in browns and burnt oranges!

The gardens are regarded as some of the finest in Wales, and you'll find a series of walled areas, with flowers sharing the borders with fruits and vegetables.

Pumpkins nestle alongside the glorious flowers

But it's not just native plants on display at Aberglasney, there are specimens from all over the world. The Asiatic Garden is glowing with rare plants including Acers, but not necessarily the types you'll find in your local Garden Centre. This heart shaped-leaf really caught my eye!

All about the shape!

At this time of the year the gardens are also full to bursting with brightly coloured berries, including these very raspberry-like berries from the flowering Dogwood. After my experience last week with the sour cider apples, I wasn't about to taste them but Joseph assured me they tasted fabulous!

The berries of the flowering Dogwood

Further north autumn is in the air too! Rob Shelley is basking in the beauty of Bodnant Gardens, nestled close to the banks of the River Conwy.

Bodnant House and Gardens

Rob talks to gardener Fiona Braithwaite who tells him what makes the season so special for her! The colours, the smells, the crispness and the blue skies, and a sense of calm which soothes the soul.

Rob takes a stroll with gardener Fiona

Autumn is however still a busy season. There is no hanging up the gardening gloves! It's a time for tidying up an getting the grounds ready for the following year. And at Bodnant as the tourist numbers dwindle and the weather cools, there's a sense that this is the very time of year when we are missing out on something really rather wonderful.

Crisp and clear autumn weather at Bodnant

Our celebration of the season continues on Coast and Country tonight at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales