Garden & Flower Photography

♥♥♥♥♥ Joanne – Very good course, Heather is really nice and helped me a lot.

♥♥♥♥♥ Margaret – I had a very nice day.  Heather (and Fiona) are excellent and I enjoyed getting out and about in Lacock Abbey gardens.  We all got some very nice shots.  Thank you!

♥♥♥♥♥ Kim – This was a fun and relaxed course but I learned a great deal.  It took my flower photography to a new level, I now understand what I need to do to get the best out of the situation I have in front of me.

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Garden & Flower Photography
4.8 based on 7 reviews


This introduction to Garden & Flower Photography is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in gardens and flowers looking to improve their garden and flower photography from an artistic point of view. Flowers and gardens make wonderful subjects and are conveniently accessible in our own homes and in more formal settings. This course will help you to bring style and creativity into your garden and flower photography.

The course is run in our own purpose built training studio by Heather Edwards, one of the leading Garden and Flower Photographers in the UK, and includes an afternoon photoshoot in Lacock Abbey’s walled garden just a short distance from the studio. Designed for a maximum of 6 students, there is plenty of time for the tutor to give one to one support to each participant in the afternoon practical session and review of images.

To get the most out of the Garden & Flower Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting. These skills are taught on our Beginners Digital Photography Course.

Topics covered on the course:

  • Equipment used
  • Key elements;
    • Background
    • Light
    • Composition
  • Basic camera settings (aperture, shutter speed and ISO)
  • Practical session in the walled garden at Lacock Abbey
  • Downloading & reviewing of images

Having grown up in Dorset, Heather now enjoys living in the Somerset countryside where she initially trained in Horticulture.
With a good eye for composition and specialising in garden and flower photography, her photographs have appeared in magazines, books and calendars worldwide. A member of the Garden Media Guild, the PGPA (Professional Garden Photographers’ Association) and a National Gardens Scheme registered photographer, her work is also represented by GAP Photos and Prodigar.

Heather is also a finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in 2009, 2011 & 2013 and has just completed her most recent commission for Hauser & Wirth Somerset, where she has been photographing the ongoing progress of Piet Oudolf’s garden for the last 2 years.