Family visit to Stanborough Lake


A Probus trip to Chartwell 20th July 2016  HOME Wisley Kew Great Dixter Stanborough

See the National Trust Website:  Chartwell home of Sir Winston Churchill and his family from1922 to1965 .  No photos were allowed inside the house

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Chartwell, Kent near the Sussex border

A long path to the house on a day that started chilly in Kent, but we had arrived 30 minutes early.

A natural stream

Striding on past the huge Gunnera manicata

The "Wishing" Stream

A Goldfish pond

Stepping Stones


The Marlborough Pavilion

Battle of Blenheim, that made the family fortune, illustrated

The Walled Garden

Angels' Fishing Rod

The part of the house not covered in the scaffolding needed to make the house water proof.

Duke of Marlborough


Sarah Churchill

John Churchill

Lady Churchill's Rose Garden

A welcome rest in the heat

 Romneya coulteri

It got hot after about 11:30 and I was glad to wear my cap


Iron Robin for sale



Croquet Lawn

Plastic Butterflies

Sun blocker application

A glimpse between trees

The "Marycot", a sort of Wendy House, is admired


Front Lawn

A Picnic

It is surprising Churchill could not afford the house

Window cover

The wall supporting the terrace


A mirror for sale

A Monster Carp

The Marlborough Pavilion exterior

The Studio

A Volunteer Gardener

The wall that Churchill built

The front Lawn again towards the house


The Golden Rose Avenue from above


Steve and Helen admire a mallow

Golden Rose Avenue

The Studio again

Red hydrangea

The Nemon Statue

Urn Island from beside the ice cream van as we indulged

Wheel chairs ready to go

The coach got away for home half an hour earlier than originally planned, but a breakdown on the Dartford Tunnel approach put us back half an hour to the original arrival time after a warm and interesting day