Tag Archives: National Trust

Tyntesfield National Trust house and gardens

Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house near Bristol. The mansion was built in the 1830s. It was later bought by English businessman William Gibbs, whose huge fortune came from importing guano (bird droppings) used as fertilizer. In the 1860s Gibbs had the house expanded and remodelled. The architectural style selected for the rebuilding was… Read More »

The Vyne roof project Christmas 2017

The Vyne, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, National Trust property. This was a chance to see this usually off-limits part of the Tudor mansion before 41 miles of scaffolding came down marking the end of a £5.4m roof project. Viewing points enabled visitors to get an insider’s view of the project as well as vistas of The… Read More »

Mottisfont Christmas decorations 2017

Mottisfont house, Romsey, Hampshire, was dressed for Christmas with statement trees, piles of presents, dramatic flower arrangements and handmade decorations crafted by talented National Trust volunteers. Each room had a different colour theme. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.

Basildon Park Christmas decorations 2017

It looked like Christmas Eve at Basildon Park, Berkshire. The curtains were drawn as if it was evening at the house. There were sumptuous decoration and giant trees throughout the house, all drawing on Lady Iliffe’s French-Mauritian roots. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.

Ascott National Trust gardens

Ascott, Wing, Buckinghamshire is a half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century. The extensive gardens, are an attractive mix of the formal and natural with specimen trees, shrubs and beautiful herbaceous borders. We visited in August 2017. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.

Stowe Gardens Buckinghamshire

The Stowe National Trust property in Buckinghamshire features gardening on the grandest scale. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise and still cast their spell today. The following stills are from the video. Camera:… Read More »