The magnificent rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom on a beautiful sunny day in May at Castle Drogo. This National Trust property is in Drewsteignton, Devon, England. The video was recorded on 26 May 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera mounted on a Flycam style stabilizer for improved Z-axis smoothing.
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
Ashridge is one of the best places in the country to see bluebells, with many people returning each year to enjoy the dense carpet of flowers each spring, says the National Trust, who owns the property. The video was recorded on 19 May 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera mounted on a Flycam style … Read more
On a still November morning, the trees reflecting in the lake at Osterley Park create a scene reminiscent of an old master style landscape painting. Relax to the background music of C Major Prelude by Bach. Filmed at Osterley Park, Isleworth, on 27 November 2020 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera with a wide-angle lens.
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
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
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
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
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
The extensive gardens at Ascott Manor in Buckinghamshire, are an attractive mix of the formal and natural with specimen trees, shrubs, and beautiful herbaceous borders. The ‘Old English’ manor house is a black and white half-timber building. The property is owned by the National Trust. Some stills from the video. Filmed with a DJI Osmo … Read more
Cliveden has glorious gardens and woodlands overlooking the River Thames. Even on a rainy day, the estate is beautiful. For more than 300 years Cliveden was home to dukes, earls, viscounts and for a while a prince. The manor house is now a hotel but the extensive grounds are a National Trust property open to … Read more
Hughenden Manor was the country home to Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister. The walled garden was built in 1749. It is still productive with fruit trees, vegetable beds, and colourful flower borders. Today it is much more for pleasure than purpose. An ideal place to take a seat and soak up the serene … Read more