Holker Hall - Neptune Cascade and Fountain

Lake District Gardens – Part One

Justly famous for its magnificent landscapes, the Lake District in North West England, also boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Many surround ancient stately homes, others are attached to smaller domestic properties – or are separate spaces, cultivated by volunteers with a passion for gardening. Here

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

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