Head Gardener & her Apprentice, Waterperry Gardens

Recently I visited my favourite gardens on a beautiful sunny morning to photograph the lovely Pat & her apprentice Ailsa. Ailsa has been working under Pat’s tutelage in the gardens & on the famous & very beautiful herbaceous border at Waterperry Gardens. Ailsa was moving on to the celebrated gardens at Kew for her 3 year diploma & I thought it would be nice to capture some images of the Head Gardener & her apprentice for posterity. Here are a few of my favourite images.

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Professional Garden Photographers Association – Image of the Month

More great news at Mark Lord Photography HQ today. I am thrilled to have been announced as winner of Image of the Month by the Professional Garden Photographers Association for this image taken early one morning in the gorgeous gardens at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manor aux Quat’Saisons. I have been entering the competition since mid 2015 & have won the following awards 1st place in July 2015 & August 2016, 2nd place in February 2016 & 3rd place in January & April 2016. You can view my Professional Garden Photographers Association profile here http://www.professionalgardenphotographers.com/po…/mark-lord

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Wisteria Hysteria

A client called me one afternoon to tell me the wisteria outside his workshop was looking its best. It took me just 15 minutes to get to his workshop and in that time someone had parked right outside the workshop infront of the wisteria. We tried a few addresses on the road to see if we could ask them to move their car for a few minutes but couldn’t track them down. We think they parked there and caught a bus into Oxford for the afternoon! Still on a positive note perhaps it adds to the image showing the length and sheer size of this wisteria! Allegedly this is the oldest wisteria in Oxfordshire.

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Orchids in the Chilterns

I am lucky to have a client with wildflower meadows, woodland and SSSI areas in the Chilterns. This sumer he asked me to record the wild orchids that grow on his land.

Here are a few of my favourite images. These are all tiny flower heads so a macro lens and tripod are essential for the job and the hope of as little wind as possible due to working with such slow shutter speeds!

Bee Orchid

Bee Orchid in grasses – such beautiful detail!

Pyramidal Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid

Butterfly Orchid

Butterfly Orchid

Fly Orchid

Fly Orchid