Dyrham Park, a 17th-century house near Bath

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is an early example of how a fortune made from the British empire was invested in a landed estate, transforming Dyrham into one of the most notable stately homes of its age. Dyrham Park is near Bath, South Gloucestershire. Recorded on 19 November 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Dyrham, near … Read more

Montacute House – a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture

Montacute House

With its towering walls of glass, the glow of ham stone, and surrounding garden and parkland, it is a place of beauty and wonder. This masterpiece was completed in 1601. Built by skilled craftsman using local ham stone the house was a statement of wealth, ambition, and showmanship. It is a National Trust property in … Read more

Chastleton, a Jacobean country house near Moreton-in-Marsh

Chastleton

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire, was built between 1607 and 1612 by the prosperous wool merchant, Walter Jones, as an impressive statement of his wealth and power. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoiled setting. It is in the care of the … Read more

Walking Around Blickling Hall Formal Garden

Blickling Hall Formal Garden

The Blickling Estate is near Aylsham in Norfolk. The formal garden surrounding Blickling Hall is the result of three centuries of inspired planting. When Phillip Kerr inherited the Blickling Estate in 1930, he set about commissioning the remodeling of the formal garden. Talented garden designer, Norah Lindsay replaced the intricate Victorian layout with four large … Read more

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Fountains Abbey

The ancient ruins of Fountains Abbey have for centuries, drawn people to this inspiring place. From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world. When the socially ambitious John Aislabie inherited … Read more

Spectacular Herbaceous Borders at Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire

Flowers at Beningbrough Hall.

The gardens at Beningbrough Hall are experiencing a renaissance. New planting schemes and garden rooms, designed by award-winning designer Andy Sturgeon, enhance the herbaceous borders, walled and American gardens. This National Trust property is at Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire. This video was recorded on 17 June 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Beningbrough Hall, … Read more

Polesden Lacey Estate

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate, located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, England. It is owned and run by the National Trust and is one of the Trust’s most popular properties. The video was recorded on 10 May 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Polesden Rd, … Read more

Cliveden’s glorious gardens

Formerly home of the Astor family, the National Trust’s Cliveden has glorious gardens overlooking the Thames in Berkshire. In mid-April the daffodils and tulips are magnificent. The video was recorded on 19 April 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Cliveden Rd, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JF. The formal gardens give way to secluded glades, … Read more

Chartwell: Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill is both a celebrated and contested figure, known for his leadership during the Second World War. Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922. It’s hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created and the kitchen garden. Beyond the gardens, there is an expanse of … Read more

Walking around Polesden Lacey National Trust gardens in Surrey

Polesden Lacey National Trust gardens in Surrey

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate, located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, England. It is owned and run by the National Trust and is one of the Trust’s most popular properties. The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses which are at their best in June, … Read more