Trip to Belton House - National Trust

Hello, everyone!

It's been a while since I've written a blog post...a lot has happened since January! (I can't believe it was really that long ago). Since then I've had my degree show exhibition and finished my three years at university. I am so happy to be able to say I've achieved my long term goal of graduating with a first class honours degree in BA (Hons) Photography, a subject I am still so interested in after completing my degree. I've found when taking an art course, you can begin to lose interest in or even begin to hate something you're so passionate about as you have to meet certain requirements for your artwork to be approved, but hey ho that's in the past now I'm happy I can create anything I want to now!

Yesterday I visited one of my favourite local National Trust properties, that I will be now be working at as a Photographer which I'm super excited about. I love everything to do with the National Trust and anything history/nature related so it combines both of my interests perfectly!

All the gardens are in bloom at this time of year and there were flowers around every corner I turned. I was in flower heaven (although my hay fever was not)! One of my favourite parts of this National Trust property is the orangery. Even when I was younger I'd love coming into the orangery in the summer and just admiring all the tropical flowers and plants, it's almost like a mini version of the big green houses in Kew Gardens. 

I find walking round the gardens and orangery so calming and relaxing, there's something so peaceful about just being surrounded by plants I could spend hours in here!

As well as the formal gardens and the orangery the walled gardens are equally as beautiful, when i'm walking around them I feel like someone out of a period drama. 

I feel so incredibly lucky to have such lovely properties and gardens to visit like this on my door step and to be able to go behind the scenes of this beautiful place. What are your favourite National Trust or historical properties and gardens you love to visit? I'd love to read about them in the comments below.

Charlotte x

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