The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world

Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

The Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, was recently restored at the cost of £41 million. It contains some of the rarest and most threatened species of plants on the planet. Following a major five-year renovation process, the Temperate House re-opened in 2018 to showcase the magnificence of the world’s temperate zones. … Read moreThe largest Victorian glasshouse in the world

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

Audley End gardens and falconry from horseback

Audley End gardens

We stroll around the parterre garden with its colourful display of tulips and bedding plants. Beyond the garden are views of the parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. We walk to the large walled Victorian kitchen garden and our visit ends with a display of falconry from horseback. Audley End in Saffron Walden, Essex, was … Read moreAudley End gardens and falconry from horseback

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 moreKew Gardens Rhododendron Dell

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.

A walk in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

A walk from the tranquil Parque García Sanabria to the noisy harbour, admiring some of the beautiful flowers and trees on the way. The Parque García Sanabria is the largest urban park in the Canary Islands. The park’s floral clock was manufactured in Switzerland by Favag. Watch the video: The following stills are from the … Read moreA walk in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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 moreCanons Ashby a Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire