April 2017

Photographing Gardens of North West England – Fiona Lea

Date: Tuesday 18th April 2017

Time: 8pm

Location: Ashton Hayes Primary School


Fiona Lea’s talk comprised of three sections.

The first was how to take a better picture and she showed us several photographs she has taken and how they were digitally enhanced. She recommends a book called Digital Plant Photography: For beginners to professionals Paperback by Adrian Davies which you can find on Amazon by clicking the link.

She also visits gardens open under The National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book. In the book are listed gardens which are open once or several times a year to raise money for charity. Nearly 4000 gardeners open their gardens for charity. Last year the NGS raised over £2 and a half million. It is a really great scheme. All the information can also be accessed by visiting the NGS website.

Finally she told us how she also visits larger gardens in the North West, photographing elements of each garden which she finds interesting. She showed us her images of Arley Hall, Tatton Park, Levens Hall, Holehird Gardens, Abbeywood, Dorothy Clive Gardens Trentham Henbury Hall and Ness Botanical gardens.

If you want to find out more about Fiona and the work that she does, take a look at her website.