Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

British photographer, Kate Friend spent last spring and summer touring England’s greatest gardens, working with the Head Gardeners at Chelsea Physic Garden, Great Dixter, Houghton Hall and Fern Varrow. These photographs are a study of the specimens she discovered, all of which are native to England. The simple stems are paired with carefully-chosen vases and vessels that include ceramics from Rachel Lucas-Craig, Laura Huston and Karen Downing.

The series of botanical portraits – on exhibition at The Garden Museum until 18 March – are now available to buy as signed, Limited Edition Prints. This Bengal Rose, like the rest of the collection, is available in two sizes, 300mm x 360mm (£120) and 590mm x 731mm (£360) in a print run of just 20.

Kate Friend's Botanical Portraits
Until 18 March 2018
The Garden Museum 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, SE1 7LB
— Daisy Allsup
9th March 2018