Monday, 21 September 2015

THROUGH MY LENS - Mount Stewart House and Gardens (Part 8)

Today will be our final day at Mount Stewart House and Gardens.  Last week I showed you videos of various things around this house as well as Lord Londonderry’s Study and the Dining Room.  Today, we are finishing with the Breakfast and Drawing Room after which we will take a last stroll round the gardens before going home.


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This Breakfast Room leads into the very elegant Dining Room which I showed you last week on a video. CLICK HERE if you missed that post.  


It is the magnificent Drawing Room.

This is the last room, at present, I am showing you before we go into the beautiful gardens.    You will see it better on the video below.


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Italian Garden



The Dodo Terrace commemorates the Ark Club,
 a club set up by Edith, Lady Londonderry, in 1915.


Sunk Garden






Japanese type garden at the lake.




This is the last look at the beautiful Mute Swans and their seven very healthy cygnets.  I wonder when the parents will be telling their off spring to find a lake of their own.  We will have to wait until next year before we find the anwser to that question.





Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' bark.


Tir n'an Òg

The family burial ground which overlooks the lake.





There are lots of different types of seats to sit and relax so that you can soak up all the beauty that is surrounding you. 

This is a collage of some of the seats.


Our time at Mount Stewart Garden, for the time being is over and I hope you have enjoyed both seeing the inside videos and stills of the house as well as viewing the magnificent gardens.

I am linking this post with THROUGH MY  LENS.

Thanks you for visiting and also to all you leave comments.

29 comments:

  1. I could very happily spend hours/days/weeks in that glorious place.
    Thank you.

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  2. I could wander these grounds and the house for hours. Thanks for taking us along on a journey and for linking in with Through My Lens

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. What a wonderful place!
    Thanks for sharing and have a nice new week

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  4. Wonderful gardens for sure, looks very zen like and apart from the three adorable kids at the pond (love that photo!) it looks like you were able to enjoy pretty much on your own. It was fun watching the video in contrast and hearing about the kids not being allowed in the dinning room until they were 16 years, fabulous interior too from the furnishings to the rich coloured walls.
    In answer to your comment, I really hope to get to Northern Ireland one summer, although looking at our schedules we will have to plan ahead to make sure you're at home! You always leave such lovely comments, thank you for your visits!
    Wren x

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  5. It's hard to find appropriate words to describe a beauty of these gardens. I could spend a whole day enjoying there.

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  6. I would have to spend most of my time in those fabulous gardens

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  7. What a fascinating estate and gardens, Margaret, and so near to you. As a gardener, I think about what it would be like to take care of all the gardens and plants, it must be a big staff. The house is so interesting, I was wondering what the footed bowl was on the floor under the table in the drawing room, perhaps watering bowl for a dog? The music played there must have been interesting, like scenes from Jane Austin. I looked up the satellite view in google maps, but had trouble identifying the gardens in it.

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  8. A beautiful house but I fell in love with the garden! Such an amazing place...

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  9. thanks for my visit to the gardens through your lens. love the ceiling in the breakfast room, and the sunken gardens are wonderful. a garden i would love to visit. I live in Bradenton, Florida, that is 40 miles south of Tampa

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  10. What a splendid mansion and grounds. I feel like I'm watching tpt and Downtown Abbey.

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  11. Marvelous photos of the house and the garden Margaret. What an amazing place.

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  12. Hello Margaret, what a lovely tour. The outside captures and gardens are just stunning. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  13. lovely informative collection Margaret!

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  14. Such magnificent photos, Margaret! The boys playing by the pond is a treasure and I especially like the swans on the lake! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!

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  15. Wow Margaret---what an awesome place. I not only enjoyed seeing the home --but I especially loved seeing the gardens... Such a beautiful place. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. A very elegant place and the gardens look beautiful.

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  17. Elegant indeed!
    Hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/steam-powered-whatchamacallits.html

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  18. The grounds are incredibly lovely. I wonder how many gardeners are needed to keep it so nice.

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  19. The inside of the house is ornate and I love seeing that ,but I have to say,I prefer the beauty seen in the gardens.

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  20. Such an amazing place to visit, and I just love all of the gardens. Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing this great place!

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  21. The house and gardens are exquisite! The entire manor house is so beautifully restored and the gardens so wonderfully kept! How I would love to visit here someday (I did the LINK over to the other post as well). Love the blue walls of that breakfast room! The tapestry is exquisite! It was all so lovely!

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  22. What a beautiful place. I just love the blue in that first room and the gardens are delightful.

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  23. Well my living room doesn't look like that one.................

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  24. I love the walk inside and outside and I love those places where you can see how it was before. Must be fun to have a vacation opportunity at this place ;-)

    Wishing you a beautiful day I am sending greetings from Tenerife

    N☼va

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  25. Gorgeous place, love the drawing room. I noticed on either side of fireplace appears to be buttons. Did you happen to see those and asked if they were used to summon the butler or something? Love that last shot of the arbour. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this place inside and outside and all the videos!

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  26. What a great place to visit! It looks like it has something for everybody!

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  27. Thanks for the delightful tour of this lovely place!

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  28. oh my I have such a lot of catching up to do! I begin at the end of Mt Stewart House and Gardens and shall work my way back, what a fabulous place!

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