Out and About Taking Photos 2019 – Seasons in England
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some photos so here goes. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve been out and about enjoying the countryside and fresh air.
A much needed break from my writing.
All of these gardens and great houses have fabulous walks, woods, lakes, and forestry as well as formal gardens for public enjoyment. They all have the most fantastic histories too. Check their websites for opening details, entry fees, and car park charges (where applicable). Members of The National Trust and of The Savill Gardens who pay an annual fee can enter free.
I have included websites where possible in case you are keen to know more or to arrange a visit yourself.
I’ve taken these photos on my phone camera.
I love reflections. This was taken by me at The Savill Gardens which is part of Windsor Great Park, Berkshire – The Crown Estate – (c) Jane Risdon 2019 Not far from London and 2.7 miles from Windsor Castle. http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/savillgarden
Taken by me at West Green House and Gardens. The house and gardens are privately owned but administered by the National Trust now. When I first visited some years ago I wrote a blog about it and the owners attached it to their website. (c) Jane Risdon 2019 There is a lot of history attached to the house. RG27 8JB – This is situated in Hartley Wintney. http://www.westgreenhouse.co.uk
Fabulous display in The Savill Gardens. The gardens look different every time I visit. (c) Jane Risdon 2019
The lovely Greys Court. A romantic Tudor house and beautiful grounds and woodland walks. Owned by the National Trust now it has an interesting history. It is situated in Rotherfield Greys, Henley-upon-Thames RG9 4PG (c) Jane Risdon 2019 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The delightful treasure-trove that is Hatchlands Park. Filled with works of art and pianos from all over the world – owned by The Cobbe Collection Trust in association with The National Trust – and lived in by Alec Cobbe who has spent his life turning the house into an amazing place to visit. There are gardens and wonderful woodland walks with fields and farmland around it. The house has an amazing history too. Situated in East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RT (c) Jane Risdon 2019 http://www.cobbecollection.co.uk
The fountain at Cliveden former home of the wealthy Astor family, best known for their weekend parties and for its role in the Profumo Affair in the 1960s. Owned by the National Trust now, it is a hotel and most recently where the now Duchess of Sussex spent the night before her wedding to HRH Prince Henry of Wales. The original house dates from 1666. Lovely gardens and walks and limited access to the busy hotel with a guided tour. It is situated in Buckinghamshire (c) Jane Risdon 2019 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Love this fab tree which was in the woods at Hatchlands Park. (c) Jane Risdon 2019
A lovely little donkey at Hatchlands Park came up to say hello. (c) Jane Risdon 2019
Another little friend came to say hello at Hatchlands Park. (c) Jane Risdon 2019
The Savill Gardens (c) Jane Risdon 2019
The Berkshire Downs, Oxfordshire (c) Jane Risdon 2019 Not far from White Horse Hill, Uffington, in The Vale of The White Horse. Nearby you will find the White Horse and also Wayland’s Smithy (Neolithic tomb -chambered long barrow) along the famous Ridgeway at Uffington/Ashbury, Oxfordshire. Date of the barrow is circa 36th-century BC. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 8JW a wonderful place to walk – there are several large lakes close to each other and all sorts of water activities take place there. Even so, it is really quiet and one can walk for several miles without seeing a soul. (c) Jane Risdon 2019 No entry fee and free parking.
The Valley Gardens at Virginia Water Lake and the civil parish of Old Windsor and Sunningdale in Berkshire – part of The Crown Estate which is adjoining The Savill Gardens in the borough of Runnymede, Surrey (Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede). A vast area of woodland, a huge lake and also many secret gardens and lovely vistas. Free Entry although the car park is not free. Again one can walk for hours and meet very few other people even when the car-park is full. Lovely any time of year, as is The Savill Garden. (c) Jane Risdon 2019 http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk
I hope you have enjoyed my photos and the details with them which I’ve added so that anyone interested can find more information if they wish. Do let me know if I have inspired you to visit any of these amazing places.
Next time I’ll share some more. Thanks for being here. Jane x
All photos (c) Jane Risdon 2019 and All Rights Reserved.