“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
- Clare Ansberry
As a child, my parents would always take me on walks and to gardens as this is something which they have always loved, but I never used to like when I was younger. Now, as I’ve got older, I’ve learnt to appreciate the sense of freedom that you can get from being out in the open air and amongst nature. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew allow people who live in and around the capital to experience the beauty of being in nature and find out about plants and flowers from around the world in their large greenhouses, including the Temperate House, which is the largest Victorian Greenhouse in the world. I have always felt that photographing within nature can provide some really stunning results. The leaves and petals of plants show unique patterns and are able to add some incredible detail to images, whether in colour or black and white. The architecture at Kew also provides a number of striking subjects for photographs, backed by the beautiful greenery and a crisp blue sky.