Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Walled Garden Project

It is time to share some of my first group of photographs I took at the Luton Hoo walled garden. I have managed one photo session so far. There are some general shots of the garden here in a previous post. However I am interested in compiling a more intimate portrait of the garden and glasshouses in all their glorious decay. So here are a few to begin with.

Fan light



Fork, scythe, rake
Glasshouse interior

I hope to convey the magic of the place.
More information about the project on the website


marigold jam said...

Oh Jill you will be able to do such fantastic things using those pics as sources of inspiration - I love the grating and can already see it in textile form and that lovely sepia toned glasshouse with all those lines and angles ..... I can't wait to see what you do with them.


Leenie said...

The neutral colors give the photos a timeless quality that goes so well with the weathered metal. Very nice.

Grammy said...

The photos are amazing. I bet this was wonderful in it day. Will it be restored to use again?
I so love the craftsmanship.

Lalabibaby said...

Fantastic photos Jill .... it truly must have been a magnificent secret garden in it's time ... I am always amazed at old structures and the workmanship that went into them in comparison with the tat that is put up these days .... progress I think not. Keep posting. x

Menopausal musing said...

Love the fanlight and the glasshouse interior.............. Lucky, lucky you to have that on your doorstep.....:O)

WrightStuff said...

Wow, they are so beautiful. I've always wondered at the strange name of the place - Luton Hoo? Where does it come from. I've never been. You've inspired a visit as it's only down the road. An artist date coming up I think! (have you read The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? I am slowly working my way through. She suggests a weekly artist date to 'top up the well')

Gilly said...

These are gorgeous, Jill - just my sort of thing.

Selina Wallace said...

these are beautiful photos Jill - I really like the detail and slightly abstract nature of them.

Eileen said...

Lovely work Jill. I am looking forward to seeing this project unfold.