Waddesdon Manor

Spring is finally here, allowing me to start getting out & about with my camera again.  This week saw us visit Waddesdon Manor, which lies a few miles west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.  It was built in the style of a french chateau between 1874 and 1889 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild .  The property was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957.

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The back of the house and the “Parterre” garden.

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The fountain is central to the “Parterre” garden.

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Another view of the back of the house from a bit further away.  The Parterre drops away out of sight.

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One of two seven metre tall structures by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, composed of glass wine bottles.  The bottles originate from Chateau Lafite Rothschild, which is one of the Rothschild vineyards in Bordeaux.

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The aviary is filled with colourful and exotic birds, including the “Rothschild Mynah”.

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New fronds on an Australian Tree Fern, spotted on a walk through the grounds.  These are around 2 inches high.

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