From my base in Wincanton, south Somerset, I travel the country searching out compelling gardens to photograph, both large and small, historic and contemporary. I love meeting the people who make gardens too, those who are bonkers about a particular plant group, those who make beautiful spaces in which to spend time, and those who practice horticulture professionally. Writing about gardens as well as photographing them gives me the chance to get under the skin of a place.
My features regularly appear in magazines including The English Garden, Country Homes and Interiors, The Garden and Country Living and my images have appeared in many books, calendars and other commercial products produced in the UK and abroad. I'm a member of the Professional Garden Photographers' Association and the Garden Media Guild and am represented by GAP Photos.
A bit of background..... after gaining a degree in Fine Art and Art History and an MA in Fine Art I worked for some years as an artist including residencies at the Berwick Gymnasium, Galloway Forest Park and the Forest of Dean Sculpture trail before retraining in horticulture and working as a gardener in public and private gardens. I began photographing and writing about gardens and the people who make them in 2004 and haven't stopped since.
Images of mine have appeared regularly in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. In 2014 I won the Plants and Water category with an image of the Old Rectory, Netherbury, Dorset, and in 2016 came first in the Beautiful Gardens Category for an image of the walled garden at Rousham in Oxfordshire. I was a finalist in the Wildflower Landscapes category in 2017 for an image of the Burren in Ireland at dawn. See igpoty.com.
I enjoy the challenge of commissioned work so please contact me if you think I might be the photographer/writer you're looking for.