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A bright autumn morning at Mottisfont
The house and great plane tree in autumn sunshine at Mottisfont, Hampshire
A bright autumn morning at Mottisfont
A view across the lake at Stourhead in autumn


Presented by Head Gardener Alan Power, this series began in autumn 2016. In the first episode Alan goes behind the scenes at Stourhead to reveal the planting, wildlife and autumn colour.

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The White Garden in summer at Sissinghurst Castle

Sissinghurst, Kent 

In the last episode we visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent. Sissinghurst was once home to Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, where the colour schemes, garden rooms and rich herbaceous borders are the epitome of an English garden.

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Rutting deer in the Midlands

Find special places to watch as male deer battle for supremacy

South Front of Waddesdon Manor during autumn

Episode 6 – 28th November, Waddesdon Manor 

Built as a fairy-tale French chateau by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the heart of the English countryside, Bettany explores the collections at Waddesdon and hears how the house and its contents were designed to ‘wow’ the rich and powerful of Europe and beyond. 

Front view of Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

Episode 7 – 5th December, Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Bettany discovers the story behind the mural paintings in the jewel-like chapel – Stanley Spencer’s monument to the forgotten dead of the First World War. 

View of the Chippendale library at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire

Get closer to Chippendale in our new podcast episode 

Join curator James Grasby and furniture specialist Megan Wheeler who introduce us to the world-class collection at Nostell Priory. We explore the beautiful craftsmanship of Thomas Chippendale who was commissioned by the Winn family to furnish Nostell’s grand interiors.