These photos give a quick impression of Wildcroft Manor.
The magnificent gardens, trees and plants change with each season, but always provide a welcome surprise or two - these are photos from the dawn of the digital age...
Though maintained by gardeners, the watchful eye and care of many residents brings the gardens to life every summer.
Click thumbnails below to see larger pictures.
Below are pictures taken within a 10 minute walk of Wildcroft
A small part of the 1,000 acres of Wimbledon and Putney Commons paths and ponds
The next few pictures are of Richmond Park - taken from the air.
These were taken from a kite-cam near Sheen Gate entrance.
These were taken from a model plane-cam!
Penn Ponds lie hidden in the middle of the Royal Park.
The water's edge down by the Putney riverside. Click on Thames for a pretty cool Putney tide calculator.
The river crossing at Putney has an ancient history. The earliest reference being in the "Domesday Book", commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085.
This records that the "Putelei ferry" generated an annual income of 20 shillings (one pound sterling) to the Lord of the Manor.
The current Putney Bridge was built in the 19th century, and later widened and constructed of Cornish Granite.
The 1763 survey (John Rocque) shows that the bridge was then curiously known as Fulham Bridge...