An autumnal afternoon in Richmond Park

Autumn is a gorgeous season, isn’t it? It’s definitely my favourite. The light is beautiful, the leaves on the trees are bright hues of orange, red and yellow and it’s cold enough to sport a woolly scarf.

Richmond Park

I’ve wanted to visit Richmond Park for ages and a sunny Sunday in November seemed like the perfect time to do it.

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We drove and parked at Kingston Gate (parking is FREE!), which is at the very bottom of the park. After a leisurely walk along the edge of the park for around an hour, we found ourselves at Petersham Gate.

Petersham Nurseries

Feeling hungry and in need of coffee, we stopped off at Petersham Nurseries. What a pretty place!

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If you have a garden, Petersham Nurseries is #goals. Packed full of plants, trees and trinkets, the shop and nursery are an emporium of bits to pour over. Lunch in the café was equally lovely – my squash, salad and quiche was delish and they even had vegan options for my friend.

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Sunset time was creeping up, so we headed back to the park to see it. What a view!

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As it started to get darker, we set off back towards Kingston Gate. We walked more into the middle of the park than the way we came. This is when we found the deer…

There were so many of them!

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Luckily, they were chilled out and happy to pose for a few photos.

I loved my first visit to Richmond Park and can’t wait to go back in another season to see how it changes.

Richmond Park

Have you been to Richmond Park? When’s the best time of year to go?

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