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Gardens Illustrated Festival (17 – 18 April 2015)

I am very excited to be talking at The Gardens Illustrated Festival on Saturday 18th April at 2pm in The Assembly Hall, Malmesbury. There are loads of fantastic speakers over the weekend and a marquee full of top exhibitors, not to be missed.

Gardens Illustrated Festival

Gardens Illustrated Festival

Stone House Cottage – Garden & Nursery

This is the most romantic of gardens with a fantastic plantsman’s nursery attached to it. The home of Louisa and James Arbuthnott near Kidderminster which has been created since they bought the Gardener’s Cottage and walled garden in 1974. This appeared in the July 2012 issue of Gardens Illustrated and was also the cover.

Garden & Wood

This is the garden of Piers & Louise from Garden & Wood. Apart from having the most beautiful garden, they also sell antique and vintage garden tools, garden furniture and garden ephemera. This was shot for Gardens Illustrated and appeared in the July 2012 issue.

Barnhaven Primroses

Polyanthus ‘Gilded Ginger’ (Barnhaven polyanthus)

Polyanthus ‘Striped Victorians’ (Barnhaven Victorian polyanthus)

Primula acaulis Barnhaven Blue (Barnhaven primrose)

Polyanthus ‘Gold Laced Jack-in-the-Green’ (Barnhaven Enthusiast’s primrose)

Polyanthus ‘Jack-in-the-Green’ (Barnhaven Enthusiast’s primrose)

Polyanthus ‘Jack-in-the-Green’ (Barnhaven Enthusiast’s primrose)

Polyanthus ‘Hose-in-hose’ (Barnhaven Enthusiast’s primrose)

Primula acaulis Osiered Amber (Barnhaven primrose)

Primula ‘Cherry Ripple’ (Barnhaven Double primrose)

Double primrose ‘Sundae’ (Barnhaven primrose)

Primula Doubles (Barnhaven primrose)

Lynne and David Lawson

Winter Flowering Clematis (the finished shots)

This feature appeared in Gardens Illustrated in December 2010. I have already posted something about this shoot earlier in my blog as it is a particularly good example of a plant profile for a magazine. For these profiles to work successfully it usually takes several visits and a very good relationship between photographer and nursery. I think I must have visited New Leaf Plants about 6 times over the period of 3-4 months, sometimes only shooting one variety. Everytime a new variety was ready to be shot I would be given a call and off down the motorway to capture it. All these pictures have been taken in polytunnels with the aid of clamps, twine, diffusers and reflectors, so when the article is finally published and I can look at the pictures again, I actually forget the work that has gone into producing them and can enjoy the photographs for what they are, beautiful winter flowers !

Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Balearica'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'

Clematis paniculata var. Lobata

Clematis paniculata 'Early Sensation'

Clematis 'Fragrant Oberon'

Clematis 'Lunar Lass'

Clematis x Cartmanii 'Joe'

Clematis 'Pixie'

Clematis Napalensis

Another near miss at the Garden Media Guild Awards 2010

We had our Garden Media Guild Awards last Wednesday (01/12/10) and I was finalist in all three of the photography categories, Photographer of the Year, Features Photographer of the Year and Book Photographer of the Year.

Photographer of the Year Finalist 2010

Features Photographer of the Year Finalist 2010

Book Photographer of the Year Finalist 2010

Here is a selection of images from my entries

Bourton House

Hanham Court Gardens

Autumn Containers with Bob Purnell

Miscanthus Sinensis Nepalensis

Nerine 'Zeal Grilse'

Alys Fowler

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Toby Buckland - Practical Gardening Handbook

Long time no Blog !

It’s been a chaotic but good couple of months, hence, leaving me with no time to put anything on my blog. I have been shooting for the National Trust Magazine in Belfast, Northumberland, Norwich and Dorset for a Craftsperson feature that will be out this Autumn; The Gardens at Melplash Court, Dorset and Dieramas in Devon for Gardens Illustrated; A couple of stunning Arne Maynard Gardens for a new series in Gardens Illustrated for 2011; Toby Buckland’s Flower Gardens of Greenacre book which will be out later this year along with his regular features in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine; New plants and roses at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows for Gardeners’ World; A Shingle Garden in Pevensey Bay for Coast Magazine; Exmouth Mussels and Fidget Pie for Countryfile magazine and Head Gardeners’ at Lytes Cary, Grey’s Court and Nymans for an English Garden Magazine series that will be running in 2011. I even found time for a cricket game playing for Gardeners’ World against River cottage in Devon

Gardeners' World Vs River Cottage ( Toby Buckland delivers a leg spin to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)

Here are a few tear sheets from recently published work

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

Country Living

Country Living

Country Living

BBC Gardener's World Magazine

BBC Gardener's World Magazine

BBC Gardener's World Magazine

The English Garden

The English Garden

Olive Magazine

Olive Magazine

Countryfile Magazine

Countryfile Magazine