Photo by James McGlinchey
Illustrated Talks & Workshops
In addition to hosting retreats at Alton Albany Farm, Andrea also gives informal illustrated talks and workshops to private gatherings, plant societies and community groups across the UK and overseas.
REMARKABLE GARDENS - A visual tour of 30 special gardens around the world
'The unsolicited feedback I have arrived after your talk last night has been quite wonderful. Everybody, and I mean everybody, thought the gardens you chose to illustrate were fabulous and presented so many ideas to us all. They thought, also, that your photographs were exceptionally good and everyone had their favourite. Thank you so much for giving us all such a wonderful evening.
The winner of the raffle, inevitably, was not a Club Member, but a visitor thinking about joining. I think she may now put her name on the waiting list. Thank you so much for giving your time to us and for providing us all with a memorable evening.'
Willie Anderson, Chairman of the Baldernock Gardening Club
Arrangements can be made for either an evening or lunchtime talk, or Andrea can offer a package of an evening lecture followed by a half day workshop including an early bird morning walk around the garden with friends and their camera devices of any level - usually followed by a chat and critique after breakfast as time permits for the group. This works particularly well with the first talk on the list ‘Picture Your Garden’.
Based on Andrea's book, The Garden Source.
The talk will include many illustrations and Andrea will look at many types of garden styles, including minimal, prairie, geometric, dry, landscaped, gravel, water, exotic, contemporary, modern, minimal, oriental and night.
There is nothing quite like visiting gardens to get ideas for designing your own and in this illustrated talk Andrea hopes to show you many that will inspire and trigger ideas for your own or your clients. As a garden photographer Andrea has had more opportunities than most to visit not just gardens open to the public but some very private gardens too - and in many countries around the world. The range of styles in which gardens have been created is quite phenomenal.
A visual tour of 30 special gardens around the world
Andrea has enjoyed photographing some very special places in her 25 years of garden voyeurism. From the garden of a land artist who lives on the mountainside in deepest Brazil to the exquisite Japanese garden of a cottage owner in a Dublin. An insight to the gardens of Buckingham Palace to the Prairie garden of Tom Stuart-Smith. These will be gardens that have stuck in her memory for a variety of reasons - some are quite quirky and all have a tale to tell. Some because of their innovative design, some because of their personal triumphs, all of which she hope you will find fascinating and will inspire you!
Booking & Further Information
Andrea is very happy to travel anywhere in the world to talk to your group. She has use of an excellent Epson projector which she is happy to bring along to events she can drive to. She’ll need a screen and a mains extension cable. Ideally a table or lectern and a microphone for her talks.
Please contact Alasdair for fees by telephone 01465 861150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sadly rates are subject to VAT - not good for community groups we realise – but we have to obey the law!
Picture Your Garden
Based on Andrea's latest solo book, The Garden Photography Workshop.
"Andrea brings fresh insights to photography basics and shares how to make the most of today’s photography tools—whether your camera is a smart phone or the latest DSLR. You’ll find new ways to optimise light and colour and create a sense of place. Then get to know ten remarkable gardens and ( if the follow up *morning if required) learn through hands-on lessons in observation, story-telling, composing and editing. Learn to capture your garden at its magical best. "