Autumn planting at RHS Wisley

After a hectic summer, I’m enjoying the creative time to make some of my own photographs. I was fortunate to be accepted into the Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers Association this year, and I’m looking forward to doing more of what I love in 2019 – visiting public and private gardens, meeting horticulturalists, working alongside other Garden Media members, and creating portraits of gardens and gardeners alike.

These are a handful of images from one October morning when I took a walk around my local RHS garden at Wisley. It was the perfect sort of autumn day, when the leaves look as though they’re on fire and the sky is that perfectly complementary blue. Delicious light!

autumn morning at Seven Acres, RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

acer palmatum backlit by morning sun on Seven Acres hill, RHS Wisley Gardens

Acer palmatum var. dissectum

The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley Gardens, professional garden photographer Surrey

morning of autumn colours at Seven Acres, RHS Wisley Gardens

waterfalls and ponds with autumn colour, saxifraga, hosta, acer

Saxifraga fortunei leading the eye in at this peaceful water’s edge

details of Seven Acres at RHS Wisley Gardens Surrey garden photographer

giant gunnera backlit by sun

Gunnera manicata meets magnolia in the morning sun

gentle pink autumn hydrangea at RHS Wisley

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’

pink autumn flowering hydrangea

macro detail of pink autumn flowering hydrangea paniculata

macro details of hydrangea Surrey garden photographer

macro droplets on fallen leaf

Morning dew & autumn light, fallen leaf resting on sedum

small tree with toffee fragrance in autumn

Toffee-fragrant autumn leaves of Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Boyd’s Dwarf’

autumn appearance of lunaria rediviva or perennial honesty

Lunaria rediviva / perennial honesty

perennial borders in autumn

Autumn planting at RHS Wisley Gardens

Leonotis leonurus / lion’s tail

purple asters in the autumn perennial border at RHS Wisley Gardens Surrey garden photographer

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ / New England aster

salmon pink rose in the Bowes-Lyon rose garden at Wisley

Rosa For Your Eyes Only ‘Cheweyesup’

dahlia border with grasses autumn planting inspiration

Dahlia ‘Foxy Lady’

helianthus reaching for the light at RHS Wisley Gardens

Helianthus x laetiflorus

dahlia karma naomi autumn planting inspiration with fountain grasses

Hints of deep red in fountain grasses picking out the rich colour of dahlia ‘Karma Naomi’

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