Recent blog posts:

  • Humbie Dean in ‘The English Garden’

    Humbie Dean in 'The English Garden'

    My feature article on Humbie Dean, East Lothian, appears in the March 2020 issue of ‘The English Garden’ magazine. If you’re in (or are visiting) East Lothian, do include this garden on your list of places to visit. See www.scotlandsgardens.org for details of open days at Humbie Dean.
  • Gardeners’ World Magazine

    Gardeners' World Magazine
    I was delighted to be asked by Gardeners’ World Magazine to contribute to their December issue. As the days are short at this time of year and opportunities in the garden are limited, the magazine’s thoughts turn to summer travel opportunities. Knowing that I specialise in Russian gardens, they invited me to choose a garden in St Petersburg and provide one of my images with a short write-up. And here I am on the page, next to Monty Don.
  • Serralves

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    The Serralves park and museum in Porto have long been on my radar, but it was only this spring that I visited for the first time. What a joy. The origin of Serralves Park dates back to 1923 when the Count of Vizela inherited the Quinta do Lordelo estate, the family’s summer residence on the outskirts of Porto. Serralves Villa itself, built in the 1930s, is a unique example of Art Deco architecture. According to the Serralves Foundation website, “the Serralves Garden, as designed by Jacques Gréber, was considered to be one of the first examples of gardening art in Portugal of the first half of the twentieth century”. The park, villa and modern art museum are an absolute must if you’re visiting Porto. The outdoor artworks, particularly those by Joana Vasconcelos, are outstanding, and I also loved the Sky Mirror by Anish Kapoor.
  • Back in action

    Back in action
    I’ve been away from photography for quite a long period (a bad case of frozen shoulder meant that I couldn’t use a camera), but being deprived of it has only increased my enthusiasm. I am most definitely back in action now, planning a new exhibition for next year and seeing various articles into print. It’s good to be back!
  • East Lothian: A Botanical Year

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    Well, my exhibition in Dunbar has finished and I’m delighted with all the wonderful feedback that I’ve received. It’s been a rewarding and pleasurable experience to share my appreciation of East Lothian with others. Sales of giftcards and mounted prints went very well, and they’ll be available for purchase at various local outlets soon. Contact me if you’re interested in knowing more. Here are a few press clippings and photos from the launch party.