Places


RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley (less than 5 miles from here) is a Royal Horticultural Society garden worth a visit at every time of the year. We have taken a large number of photographs at Wisley over the years.


2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006

Also of note at the Wisley site is the Bicentenary Glasshouse recently completed construction (June 2007). The links below give more information.


http://www.rhs.org.uk/about/helpus/glasshouse/index.asp
(March 2006)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/6464037.stm
(March 2007)

National Trust Houses, Parks and Gardens

The National Trust has sites are all over the country and these are always worth a visit at any time of the year.


Winkworth Arboretum

One such site is the Winkworth Arboretum; below are photographs from recent visits to Winkworth.


Summer 2011 Autumn 2010 Autumn 2009 Autumn 2008

Hatchlands

The house and park at Hatchlands are nearby.


April 2011
(bluebell wood in full bloom)
April 2010 May 2010
(bluebell wood in full bloom)
July 2010

Clandon Park

Likewise the house and park at Clandon is also nearby.


May 2010

Petworth House


April 2011

Leith Hill


May 2011

Wakehurst

Site of the Millenium Seed Bank (Kew offshoot).


July 2011

Royal Landscapes


Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park


May 2011

The Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park


October 2011

The Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London re-sopened at noon on 16 February 2009 after a 18 month, £4.5M restoration project.
Visit the Monument to the Great Fire of London on-line, to read the history of the Monument and also see the panoramic views from the web-cam updated (every 60secs).
It is still on our list of places to visit!


Shakespeare's Globe

The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. Visit Shakespeares Globe on-line and the Theatre itself on London's Bankside. The following are photographs when we visited Shakespeare's Globe in October 2008.


The Golden Hinde

An authentic replica of the galleon in which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in 1577 Ė 1580. She is now permanently berthed on Londonís South Bank. Visit Golden Hinde on-line or on Londonís South Bank. The following are photographs when we visited The Golden Hinde in October 2008.


Porlock

We've visited the South West of England (Devon, Dorset and Somerset) many times in recent years. When in Somerset we've stayed at the Overstream Hotel, and if you visit the area we'd recommend it as a great place to stay. Easy access to the coast and to Exmoor. Excellent breakfast as well! Click on the picture below for details.


www.overstreamhotel.co.uk


You can see some photographs of the Porlock and the surrounding area at South West 2007. For a lovely evening meal we've visited The Ship Inn, see: http://www.shipinnporlock.co.uk/ in Porlock several times and would recommend it.

Wey Navigation

The Wey Navigation is close to where we live. See also a fuller description at: Wey Navigation Canal.

Parvis Wharf is a short walk away: see Parvis Wharf photographs. A little further afield - a short bike ride - is Pyrford Lock.

We can walk or cycle along the canal and within a short distance visit many interesting and beautiful locations. For example, the poet John Donne lived in Pyrford in a house on the canal.