Mapperton – Historic Houses Garden of the Year 2020

Mapperton Gardens

We walk around the award-winning gardens at Mapperton, also voted ‘Nation’s Finest Manor House’ by Country Life. This hidden Dorset gem with outstanding countryside views has much to explore. The glorious Jacobean manor overlooks a large Italianate garden, with orangery, fountains, statues, herbaceous borders, bold topiary, and grottoes. The informal lower gardens have colourful shrubs … 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.

DJI Pocket 1 and Pocket 2 side by side

The cameras were held next to each other. Both cameras were on auto for all settings. Both set to standard colour, with no grading in editing. The sound is from the Pocket 2 built-in microphone. I was walking normally – no attempt at a ninja walk. The wide-angle lens was added to the Pocket 2 … 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

Stratford-upon-Avon riverside walk

Stratford-upon-Avon riverside

On a sunny Saturday morning, visitors are enjoying the River Avon with its pleasure boats, and swans. We pass gaily decorated barges on the canal and then walk through a craft market. Some stills from the video. Filmed with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK on 29 August 2020. See my camera … 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

Walking around Anglesey Abbey gardens – National Trust

Anglesey Abbey consists of colourful flower gardens, extensive parkland with tree-lined avenues, and wooded areas, covering 114 acres. There is a Jacobean-style house and a working watermill. During our visit, the rose garden, dahlia garden, herbaceous garden, and formal garden were full of vibrant colour and delicious scents. Some stills from the video. Filmed with … Read more