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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating 500 years of Havana! #Havana500

Para aquellos que celebran ‘500 años de La Habana’ esta semana, siéntanse libres de guardar y compartir estos gráficos. To those celebrating ‘500 Years of Havana’ this week, feel free to save & share these graphics⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣. Exactly a year ago I had just got back from Havana for the first time & it may sound extreme […]

June Floral Print Motif Workshop

I adore teaching through online design school Make it in Design but it really is an extra treat when I get to host an in-person workshop! I tend to only run around 4-5 a year due to other work commitments but it is such a joyful thing to call ‘work’. I’m always blessed with a truly gorgeous, […]

#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 […]

My Top 16 Highlights of 2018

2018 was very much a whirlwind for me as it was a year of new experiences & definitely one for pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It was also a great year for allocating myself quality time to really explore the direction of my business & creative career & now I’m feeling really clear […]