June Blake’s garden
With Autumn now firmly underway I can look back at a very productive and busy summer. Various commissions and workshops enabled me to expand my portfolio with new and interesting gardens. During our summer holiday in France I visited some very impressive French gardens together with my partner Fionnuala. Jardin Agapanthe in Normandy would easily rival anything I have seen at home since I started in this business. Jardin Agapanthe stood out because of its exceptional design and planting. This garden is a must see if you ever happen to visit that part of France.
In the Spring of this year I did a whistle-stop photography tour of all the gardens in the Waterford Garden trail together with Kristin Jameson from Tourin House & Gardens. Among those I photographed were Lismore Castle & Gardens, Mount Congreve, Dromana House and Gardens and Cappoquin House & Gardens. I got some decent shots of Narcissi, Magnolias, Azaleas and Cherry Blossom. I was very fortunate to meet some of the owners who kindly took time to show me around their gardens. Later this summer I was commissioned to photograph the Mornington Garden in Dalkey, a fine example of a beautiful garden in an urban setting. I also kept busy with further work for a Dutch company, http://www.floweryourplace.com who are active throughout Ireland with a variety of impressive planting projects that enhance the urban landscape around cities and towns in Ireland.
Knockrose exhibition space with work by Fionnuala Broughan