I think I love the small gardens best. There is such a sense of passion about them, whether it is the mass of blues, whites and reds of this Entente Cordiale garden, (designed by French and English friends) or the intensely planted Cook's Garden, complete with hanging cullender's of strawberries.
I have just finished photographing a book about gardens, which was a real joy for me as I spent a year exploring other people's gardens. One of these belonged to Sarah Coward, a sculptor, and I was reminded of it when I saw the Potter's Garden with it's fat alliums and lines of clay pots.
And of course, having written about David Austin roses I had to go and visit their stand in the marquee where they had replicated one of the water gardens from their rose garden at Albrighton.
On my way around I called in to see Bradley who was selling leather goods from his family tannery in Shropshire. Bradley had lent my daughter Libby some wonderful pink leather gardening gloves and hats for her recent book; Love Pink. So I wanted to drop off a signed book to say thank you. Thank you Bradley!