Unsurprisingly my work keeps me inside a lot of the time, so shooting the occasional garden or outdoor space is always a real pleasure. Here are 4 that I’ve shot over the last year, two urban and contemporary, and two rustic and old fashioned. And thankfully this year there has been no shortage of sunny days to get the best results.
This very crisp urban garden designed by Sarah Naybour, looked stunning in the spring sunshine and next door’s apple blossom. The interplay with the projecting corner window and interior by Laura Hammett worked a treat.
This idyllic walled garden in the Home Counties belongs to a couple whose home is a converted Orangery, standing in the grounds of a once grand country house. The unusual interior featured in a recent issue of Homes & Antiques, and you will doubtless be seeing more of it on this blog soon.
Pop-up Garden, Ebury Street
Architects, MAP Projects were approached by the Grosvenor Estate to design a temporary garden outside a bank on Ebury Street, Belgravia. The result along a formerly empty stretch of pavement, is a little oasis, which couldn’t have chosen a better summer to come into existence. It animates a dull corner, and is well used as a venue for al fresco lunches by local office workers and builders. It has been simply constructed so as to be easily demountable, and reconstructed elsewhere.
Shaun Clarkson & Paul Brewster’s Cottage Garden
You may remember Shaun & Paul’s London home, which I shot some years back for World of Interiors. Well, last year I was very excited by the prospect of shooting their Norfolk cottage. The added bonus being that it stood in the most delightful cottage garden. The quirky cottage features in the september issue of Period Living Magazine.