This is a video of part of the gardens at Upton House. It's taken from the top of the ha ha (or hee hee as it's known in my family) looking towards the lake. The sound track makes it sound like a windy day but if you hang on until the end you'll hear how peaceful it was - apart from the birds, and the bees, oh, and the coughing....!
Here are some photos of the outside of the house - the insides to come in the next posting. The house is presented as it would have been in the 1930's when the heir to the Shell fortune, Walter Samuel, owned it. It's magnificently art deco inside.
Below are some stills of the garden for those who don't want to watch a video.