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
The house and garden, originally a stage-set for summer parties, offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century. It is a William and Mary-style country house in the care of the National Trust. The wall paintings by Sir James Thornhill show the birth of Georgian society. The original formal gardens, designed … Read more
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
Waddesdon is famous for its carpet bedding and every spring and summer they change the design. During our visit, they were in the process of changing the beds on the Parterre and on either side of the South Fountain. In the rose garden work was going on to tidy up after the heavy rain the … Read more
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
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.
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