Garden Photo Library is the website of Horticultural Photographer
Derek St Romaine
He studied Information Graphics at Harrow School of Art after which he worked in publishing, designing books and magazines for many years. His interest in photography increased whilst working as an Art Director for food magazines. After launching ‘Taste’ Magazine, he left magazine publishing and art directing to open a studio in Chelsea where he set up business as a food photographer. After several years working with food and fed up with driving into London and being cooped up in a studio each day, he changed direction to pursue his other passion for all things horticultural. He has been photographing gardens for the last 22 years.
His work has featured worldwide and in all the leading UK gardening magazines, newspapers and book publishers, as well as providing images for calendars & greetings cards. With his passion for growing vegetables, he has grown and photographed many new varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers for major seed companies.
As well as taking on commissions and supplying garden and horticultural images to magazines and publishers, Derek also undertakes commissions for private clients, photographing gardens modern, traditional, large or small and works with many of the UK’s leading Garden designers.
His library contains a wide range of images on all manner of horticultural subjects.
David & Charles
Verlag Christian Brandstatter
Gräfe und Unzer Verlag
Deutschen Verlags Anstalt
The English Garden
BBC Gardeners’ World
Homes & Gardens
Garten & Wohnen
Better Homes & Gardens
De Tuin Exclusief
Redazione Flair Living
Living & More Verlag GmBH
The Sunday Telegraph
Daily Mail Weekend
Mail on Sunday
In 1993 he won the Garden Media Guild Award for ‘Plant Portrait’ and in 1996 he won the Garden Media Guild Award for ‘Garden Photography’.
1n 1998 he was awarded a Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society for an exhibition of Garden and Plant Photography.
In 2001 he was voted Garden Photographer of the Year and again in November 2003 at the Annual Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy he scooped the top award in horticultural photography.
in 2006 he was runner up in the Royal Botanic Gardens ‘Kew Category’
In 2010, 2011, and 2012 he was a finalist in the Garden Media Guilds ‘Photographer of the Year Award’, The Features Photographer of the Year award and the ‘New Digital Media Award’.
In 2016 his work appeared in an exhibition in London celebrating the Tercentenary of the famous landscape architect Capability Brown and again in 2016 was a finalist in the Garden Media Guilds Photographer of the Year Award.
The National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the UK. Donating over £50 million pounds so far.
They help garden owners open their extraordinary gardens, sharing their passion and raising impressive amounts of money through entry fees, teas and cake.
The NGS beneficiary charities are The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest Charities.
Derek and his wife Dawn have been opening their garden in Surrey for the NGS charity on and off for over 20 years. Derek recently completely redesigned and rebuilt their garden to make it lower maintenance. To view opening times, see the NGS website.