The Princess of Wales Conservatory in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

Princess of Wales Conservatory Kew Gardens

The fabulous Princess of Wales Conservatory replaced a group of 26 smaller buildings, including a fernery and a cactus house. Princess Diana opened the conservatory in 1987 but the glasshouse is actually named after Princess Augusta, mother of George III, who founded the Gardens in 1759. With a floor space of 4,500 square meters, the … Read more

Kew Gardens Rhododendron Dell

Kew Gardens Rhododendron Dell

Enjoy the rich colours and textures of the magnificent rhododendron at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sir Joseph Hooker brought back many new specimens of rhododendron from his travels to the Himalaya in the mid-19th century. Today, 150 years later, dense clusters of rhododendrons flower in the dell, including unique hybrids not found elsewhere in the … Read more

Heller gardens, Lake Garda, Italy

Heller gardens, Lake Garda, Italy

This amazing garden in Gardone Riviera has plants from around the world blended with contemporary sculptures. The numerous shrubs and small trees are intersected with narrow, winding paths with each turn presenting a different tableau of planting. Watch the video: The following stills are from the above video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.

Our small back garden in August

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I have just taken delivery of a new accessory for my video camera, an Andoer L4 Autodolly. Hopefully it will improve the video record I keep of our garden’s progress. The garden is small but I like to think it is perfectly formed. We have two tubs of begonias that are looking good. The rose … Read more

Canons Ashby a Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby a Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house located in the village of Canons Ashby, south of the town of Daventry, Northamptonshire. The interior of Canons Ashby House is noted for its Elizabethan wall paintings and its Jacobean plasterwork. It is owned by the National Trust. Watch the video: The following stills … Read more

Trentham Estate lake and gardens at Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham Estate lake and gardens at Stoke-on-Trent

The Trentham Estate is an award-winning visitor attraction, welcoming over 3 million visitors a year. The estate includes a large lake with a passenger boat, Italian gardens and woodland walks. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown worked on the landscape at Trentham around 1760. Watch the video: The following stills are from the above video. Camera: Sony RX100 … Read more