Month: July 2015

Wollerton Old Hall Garden - The Rill Garden and Hydrangeas

International Garden Photographer of the Year Award

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright writes about his award in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

Beaumaris Castle


Living in North East Wales, I’m within easy travelling distance of some of the most beautiful, imposing and forbidding castles in the UK. Years of conquest by Norman and Angevin kings left fortresses strategically placed across Wales to maintain their control. Other castles were built by Welsh princes as bases

Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens - House and Fishpond

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall, the BBC Two dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, was a stunning production, with superb acting and an incredibly authentic feel – right down to using low-light cameras so scenes could be illuminated by candlelight only. They also used some of my

Arley Hall - September Border and Bench

Gardens for Photographers – Part Two

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright writes about three photogenic gardens in Cheshire and North Wales

Chirk Castle - Castle, Nymph and Yews

Stately Homes for Photographers – Part One

First published on my original blog – October 2013 This is the first in a series of posts featuring stately homes that, I think, offer great potential for photographers. Here I feature just three of my favourites, Chatsworth House, Chirk Castle and Lyme Park. I will provide details of even

Trentham Gardens - View across Gardens

Gardens for Photographers – Part One

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright writes about five photogenic gardens in Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire

Chester for Photographers – Part One

The English city of Chester, located on the border with North Wales, is an incredibly photogenic place. Its black and white architecture; the unique, two tiered shopping galleries called ‘The Rows’; the Norman cathedral and the River Dee with its tree lined promenade, all conspire to attract visitors from across

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