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Garden Photography Course with Joe Wainwright

When: Wednesday 12th July 2023

Take your garden photography to the next level at this workshop by award-winning professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright, taking place in the 5-acre gardens at Goldstone Hall Hotel.

The workshop will:

Use a combination of a presentations, practical work and personal feedback to give you an understanding of how to:

  • Achieve good composition using a variety of techniques
  • Take advantage of different lighting conditions
  • Spot the best photographic possibilities in gardens
  • Use more advanced settings to achieve greater impact in your photos

The course includes refreshments and a delicious seasonal inspired lunch with fresh produce sourced from the one-acre kitchen garden at Goldstone.

Suitable for: Photographers with a range of abilities and experience. You should use DSLR, mirrorless or bridge cameras that are capable of manual as well as automatic control.


10.00 Arrival /refreshments

10.15 Presentation

11.30 Outdoor photography session

12.30 Seasonally inspired lunch

13.30 Outdoor practical photography session

15.00 Review of photographs

16.00 Finish

Please note:

It is advisable to wear suitable clothes and footwear for the outdoor photographic session.

The course is not suitable for those using camera phones only.

Tripods are not essential but if you have one, please bring it along.

Course Tutor Profile:

Joe is an award-winning professional garden photographer who is based in Northeast Wales and works across the UK. His images appear regularly in magazines such as: RHS The Garden, The English Garden, Gardens Illustrated, Country Living and Garden News. He also works with garden designers, garden owners, horticultural companies and organisations including the National Trust, Visit Britain and the RHS.

He is a full member of the Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers’ Association, and has won numerous awards in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.  In 2022 and 2020 he was also a Finalist in the Photographer of the Year Category of the prestigious Garden Media Guild Awards.

Examples of Joe’s garden images can be found on his website here.

Goldstone Hall Gardens

Our gardens are mature and intriguingly designed, including formal and informal planting, encapsulating the essence of a quintessential English garden. Set in 5-acre grounds overlooking the tree-strewn rolling countryside, enjoy one of the U.K.’s most productive hotel kitchen gardens, a walled garden, rose terrace and unique herbal walkways.

Goldstone is a RHS partner garden.

Cost: £95.00

Cost for RHS members: £76.00 (20% RHS discount)

To book, click here

Or email: enquiries@goldstonehall.com

or call us on 01630 661 202.


Goldstone Hall Hotel and Gardens

We are a Georgian manor house and restaurant with 12 comfortable bedrooms overlooking the rolling tree-strewn hills of the North Shropshire countryside. Boasting 5 acres of award-winning gardens, including a productive one-acre kitchen garden. We are also an RHS partner garden.

Located in the ‘golden garden triangle’ close to Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Hodnet Hall Gardens & Dorothy Clive Garden.

For further information about booking a stay or visit please click here.

A warm welcome awaits you.


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