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Photo walk: Plant patterns and designs

Discover more about the fascinating patterns and designs found in nature, and get top tips from a celebrated nature photographer. 20 March. FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only.

Event details

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 11am to 3.30pm

Kew Gardens


Course fee: £100 (£80 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 12 places.

Course overview

Kew Gardens is the perfect place to appreciate plant patterns and shapes that occur as spirals, radial patterns, polygons, abstract patterns, repetitive patterns and mirror images.

The course will start with an indoor talk showing how patterns and shapes can be found amongst shoots, leaves, flowers, fruits and bark throughout the year.

After lunch, the group will venture out into the Gardens to see examples of plant patterns during springtime at Kew. Throughout the walk, there will be opportunities to pause to capture eye-catching images on a camera or a smartphone.

Heather will provide relevant tips about best camera angles, lighting and composition.

This course will appeal to photographers and artists, as well as anyone who has a passion for plants and wants to discover more about their fascinating patterns and designs.

About the tutor

Heather Angel is one of Europe's most celebrated nature photographers, and the author of 60 books, including Pollination Power, which was a finalist in the Book Photographer of the Year award at the Garden Media Guild Awards, 2015.

How to book

Email with a contact number, or call 020 8332 5641

Download the autumn/winter 2017/2018 short courses brochure

Photography books from Kew's online shop

Pollination Power

Heather’s alluring photography illustrates how plants are pollinated by hummingbirds, lizards, birds, beetles or butterflies. Special Kew offer: £15 (RRP £25)

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Pollination Power by Heather Angel

Heather Angel's Wild Kew

A stunning array of photographs and advice, the result of devoting a year to capturing Kew's wildlife.

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Heather Angel's Wild Kew

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection Eleven

This stunning hardback volume showcases the winners and best entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 11.

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International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11