Last May I spent a morning with Rich Pomerantz photographing three of my gardens. Normally I shoot all of my own photos, but I have never been able to get decent images of these three, so I brought in Rich to shoot them for me.
The garden was a reinvention of an early 20th century estate garden on a historic property that had fallen to ruin. In its previous incarnation, 2 full time gardeners lived on the property and cared for it. They had access to a small greenhouse, potting shed and gardeners cottage which have been partially restored. There is also coldframe that is in such bad shape it could qualify as a partial archeological site.
Fast forward to 2011. The property has been sold again and the garden that I built for may not survive the new owners. To me that makes the following photos (all by Rich) so special. It reminds me that gardens are always ephemeral…one minute in one is never the same as the next.