Tag: gardens

New Garden Photography Workshops

I’m very much looking forward to running two new garden photography workshops later this year. Taking place in May and June at beautiful Stonyford Cottage Gardens in Cheshire, the one day workshops are intended to  give users of DSLR cameras the skills they need to take stunning images of gardens.

Arley Hall and Garden - Ilex Avenue and Hydrangeas

Arley Hall and Gardens in October

First published in my original blog October 2012 Arley Hall is one of my favourite places in Cheshire. Its gardens are a delight throughout the year, but the historic double herbaceous borders must be the climax of any visit, rewarding you with a dazzling display of profuse colour at the

Powis Castle - Terrace and Yews

Powis Castle in October

First published on my original blog in October 2012 Earlier this week I decided to take a trip with my camera to one of my favourite places, the National Trust’s beautiful Powis Castle. It was a bleak, breezy, rainswept morning but the weather forecast indicated this would pass and be

Rode Hall - Kitchen Garden

Gardens for Photographers – Part Three

While immaculately designed planting schemes of bulbs, shrubs, trees, bedding and herbaceous perennials may be traditionally associated with our great country house gardens, their other important role was to produce top quality fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the property owners. Here are three top gardens in Cheshire featuring walled

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - April Sunshine in Temple Garden

Spring at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

First published on my previous blog – May 2013 It might be running a few weeks late, but spring has finally arrived in this corner of the UK. My challenge in late April and early May has been to capture the blossom, the daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers in

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

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

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