Head Gardener Craig Rudman at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River cottage HQ Park farm in Uplyme Devon. Photographed by Matt Austin
Posted on February 6, 2013
Another great start to the day this time photographing the head gardener Craig Rudman at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River cottage HQ Park farm in Uplyme Devon.
I arranged the date according to the Met office forecast just hoping for a glimpse of sun, it worked out perfectly with a little diffused sunlight and wintry sky’s with a bit of contrast.
Craig a really nice guy who is only about a year into this exciting job, looking after the River Cottage estate gardens is a little different than usual, often planting and presenting the Garden according to a production company’s filming agenda, sort of looking after an organic film set.
For early on a cold blustery February morning there was lots going on around the place with game cookery course taking place, chefs prepping, gardeners gardening and builders restoring part of the building after a fire last year gutted part of the building.
A beautiful little hive of activity set in the Valley only about 5 miles from my home in Lyme Regis.
There was not much on show in the garden being February, but it was still a pleasure to photograph with the muted winter colours and diffused winter light.
Please take a look at some of the pictures below.
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