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.
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.
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
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
The wonderful splendour of Ham House in Richmond lit by candles. The National Trust re-created the 17th-century Christmas atmosphere with candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season. Some stills from the video. Filmed 30 November 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. See my camera equipment list at Equipment List.
Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great 18th-century landscape gardens. It is a living work of art with views that are like landscape painting brought to life. Stourhead is in the care of the National Trust. Some stills from the video. Filmed July 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. See … Read more
A dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, Dartmoor. A conservation project to make it watertight was nearing its end at the time of our visit. It is in the care of the National Trust. It was the first 20th-century property to be adopted by the National Trust. There are some beautiful, well laid out gardens … Read more
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside near Wimborne Minster. It is in the care of the National Trust. The house has a large collection of interesting paintings and sculptures. The Japanese garden is worth a visit as is the extensive kitchen garden. Filmed July 2019 with … Read more
Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, England was the home of William Morris, founder of the Morris Motor Company and at one time Britain’s richest self-made man. The National Trust property has been perfectly preserved as a 1930s “time capsule” since the industrialist’s death in 1963. Despite his great wealth, Lord Nuffield remained personally frugal and in … Read more