Category: Garden

Plant Girl Iris – Summer at Arley Hall & Gardens

For those of you following my plant & gardening adventures as I volunteer once a week at Arley Hall Gardens, here’s a little Summer update! Tropical beauties outside The Vinery greenhouse A beautiful Hydrangea A shot of Arley Hall The Arbour Garden looking stunning in the sunshine I had some new work photos captured for the […]

#NationalGardeningWeek

Happy #NationalGardeningWeek! This is the UK’s biggest celebration of gardening & runs from Monday 29th April to Sunday 5th May 2019. The tag was started by the wonderful RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) & this year they’re calling all gardeners to share their love of home-grown produce with the theme ‘Edible Britain’.  Rachael has recently been volunteering at Arley […]

Plant Girl Iris – Beginning of Spring Update

For those of you following my plant & gardening adventures as I volunteer once a week at Arley Hall Gardens, here’s a little beginning of Spring update! I’ve finally managed to get back to my happy place after taking a break over Winter & then being pulled away by work commitments & I was so excited […]

Plant Girl Iris – Winter at Arley Hall

Some of you may know that I have been spending one day a week at Arley Hall gardens where I have been getting training from the head gardener. This resulted in me creating my alias ‘Plant Girl Iris’ & I now document my training days, my own personal gardening & my image library for my drawings over […]

Plant Girl Iris – Autumn at Arley Hall

I love this time of year! There’s such beautiful colours around. 1 day a week I’m learning a new botanical skill, which compliments my design & photography work too (you can read my previous posts here). I just love it as my time at Arley makes me so relaxed (& I do it instead of the gym). […]

Garden & Flowers Photoshoot Behind The Scenes

Last week we had a day of really fun & colour-filled shooting in my garden with lots of flowers & foliage. The day was a mixture of getting some gardening shots for my studio & making some gorgeous flower art for The Colour Gang (my sister site Make it in Design’s membership club). We had […]

Plant Girl Iris on Instagram

Hello lovely people, for those of you that know me well or have followed me for a while will know I’m a creative soul who juggles a lot of things & I always love to learn. At the moment I’m furthering my knowledge in the botanical world to compliment my design studio work & I […]

New Design Work & Trying New Things

Sometimes I just get a creative urge & the designs just flow out of me no matter what time it is (& I ignore what I’m meant to be doing). I’ve also been trying out a lot of new things lately from visiting plant shows to getting a second job as a gardeners apprentice! The […]

Plant Girl IRIS

I’m up to all sorts of randomness as per usual. Story of my life & career! If it’s to do with creativity or learning then I have a thing with a lot of serendipitous occurrences following me around. To cut a long story short, I’ve been drawing plants & nature for my job for over […]

Seasonal Garden Inspiration

Costa del Liverpool! Summer really is the best season for my garden as the flowers have exploded all around my garden studio & the brick wall / bird box village area at the back. It’s all growing so beautifully & there’s so much colour everywhere. I especially love the pink Echinacea & the vibrant yellow Rudbeckia. I […]