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.


Conran Octopus
Dorling Kindersley
Mitchell Beazley
BBC Books
Frances Lincoln
David & Charles
New Holland
Kyle Cathie
Timber Press
Which Books
Verlag Christian Brandstatter
Button Miller
Miller Publishing
Sunset Books
Readers Digest
Gräfe und Unzer Verlag
Deutschen Verlags Anstalt
Fonds Mercator

The English Garden
The Garden
BBC Gardeners’ World
Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Elle International
Garten & Wohnen
Garden Design
Traditional Home
Better Homes & Gardens
Gardens Illustrated
Schoner Wohnen
De Tuin Exclusief
House Beautiful
Kitchen Garden
Redazione Flair Living
Organic Gardening
Coast Magazine
Living & More Verlag GmBH

The Times
Sunday Times
The Independent
The Telegraph
The Sunday Telegraph
Evening Standard
Sunday Mirror
Daily Mail Weekend
Mail on Sunday
the Guardian
The Express
Financial Times

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.