August 2008 - A bit of brighter weather after a period of heavy rain. This is one of the old fish ponds at the bottom of six wells valley.
August 2008 - The view across the lake from the grotto.
August 2008 - Another gap in the heavy showers. The view from the Pantheon across the lake to the Palladian bridge.
August 2008 - The Pantheon.
August 2008 - The classic view of the Palladian bridge and the Pantheon.
August 2008 - The parish church of St Peters. There has been a church on this site since the 13th century.
June 2010 - A pink rhododendron flower in close up.
June 2010 - The gardens were full of the smell of the rhododendrons.
June 2010 - The southern aspect of the house.
June 2010 - An aerial view of the church of St Peter.
June 2010 - I think a wedding was taking place at the Temple of Apollo.
June 2010 - This tree framed the view of the Temple of Apollo quite nicely.
June 2010 - On the day of our visit there were many choirs performing for the festival of the voice. This choir is performing on the Pantheon steps.
June 2010 - The Pantheon plus choir.
June 2010 - Another choir performing on the Palladian bridge.
June 2010 - Palladian bridge, Pantheon and choirs. The sound of the various choirs around the gardens really gave it a magical feel.
August 13 - In the stable yard, the grain store, which is now the second hand bookstore.
August 13 - The private garden on the southern end of the house.
August 13 - A nice Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. There were several of these on a single plant.
August 2014 - Large flower heads on the Cardoon Thistle in the walled garden.
August 2014 - A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on the viburnum bonariensis in the walled garden.
August 2014 - The viewpoint shot of the Pantheon on the higher path.
St Peters Pump, near the top of Six Wells valley, which marks the source of the River Stour, from which Stourhead takes its name. St. Peter's Pump once stood on the corner of Dolphin Street and Peter Street in Bristol.
August 2014 - The Palladian bridge and Temple of Flora.
August 2014 - The Temple of Apollo.
August 2014 - The view across the lake from the Temple of Apollo.
August 2014 - The traditional view across the Palladian bridge to the Pantheon.
August 2014 - Another view of the bridge with a Mute Swan swimming past. I have never seen so much green weed on the water surface.
June 2017 - The pathway from the old Kitchen garden to the stable block. The roses were in full bloom.
June 2017 - The stone staircase into the back of the house.
June 2017 - A common spotted orchid in the wooded area above the lake.
June 2017 - Whilst walking around the gardens I was looking for pictures on the theme of “wood” for a photo competition later in the year. I took quite a few of all the different barks on the trees. This is a montage of the more interesting barks.
June 2017 - The gothic cottage with summer colours in the trees rather than the more photogenic autumn colours.