Recently I met up with a good friend at National Trust’s Chartwell – the house where Winston Churchill lived for 40 years. I’ve been a few times before however I was keen to see the late summer colour from the Dahlia’s to the butterfly borders. The gardens are stunning and well worth the visit alone.
I took my camera along hoping to be able to try out the 35mm lens which I haven’t been able to master yet. I wasn’t disappointed with plenty of flowers to shoot and many attempts to capture photographs of bees and butterflies throughout the garden.
We could have spent hours in the garden but limited ourselves to two whilst we waited for our timed slot for visiting the house to come around. Unfortunately you cant take photographs in the house, but after all our time in the gardens snapping away this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.
It’s a great place to visit in the summer and full of history and the cafe is pretty good too! Just be aware that it gets very very busy in the holidays, house is by entry on timed ticket only. There are plenty of amenities, space in the cafe or even places to sit and picnic by the lake. You can even bring your dog along too in the gardens, woodland and wider estate.
Have you been to Chartwell before?