Posts Tagged ‘Garden’

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

First off, let me say, I’ve been thrilled with the response to the Beautiful Belgium photography book. I’ve sold out of my first batch of books and I have more on the way. If you live near Brussels, you can order a copy from me directly and I will sign it for you. Contact me … more

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

One my most frequently asked questions each spring is ‘when is the best time to visit the Keukenhof Gardens?’ My answer – that depends… Each autumn, 7 million flower bulbs are planted at the Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens are carefully planned so bulbs blooming early to late in the season.  This means there is no … more

The Netherlands Photo Gallery

The Netherlands Photo Gallery

The Netherlands, better known as Holland to some, is one of my favourite places to photograph. The quiet canals of Amsterdam, the flat expanses of the countryside and the incredible coastlines, have something for everyone. Below is a gallery of some of my favourite photos of The Netherlands, taken over the past 6 years. Click … more


Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

This spring, once again, I spent a day photographing tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof is the world’s largest spring bulb garden and every year the tulips on display are outstanding. Below, you’ll find a gallery of my favourite photos from 2010. I hope you enjoy them. Leave your favourites in the … more

Flowers and Plants Photo Gallery

Flowers and Plants Photo Gallery

Besides tulips, orchids and roses, I’ve photographed many other flowers and plants in my garden travels over the past few years. The following is a collection of some of my favourites.

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

It’s no secret that Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands is one of my favourite garden photography locations. Until now, I hadn’t honoured it with a Forgotten Postcard. I hope I’ve done it justice. If you like this and want to see more, check out the entire Forgotten Postcards Series.


Rose Photo Gallery

Rose Photo Gallery

Roses are known for their beautiful scent and lovely form. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours and are a favourite of garden photographers. Here is a collection of some of my favourite rose photos. Click on the thumbnail to view the photo and read the caption.

Orchids Photo Gallery

Orchids Photo Gallery

Orchids can be tricky to photograph well. However, their endless varieties, shapes, sizes and colours make them very rewarding and interesting photography subjects. Here is a small collection of my favourite orchid photographs I have taken over the past couple of years. For a closer look and information about the photo, click on the thumbnail.

Photographing the Chateau Villandry

Photographing the Chateau Villandry

The Loire Valley in France is a magical destination for photographers. It is famous for its magnificent castles and chateaus, never-ending vineyards, and beautiful river-side landscapes. You can point your camera just about anywhere and capture a beautiful scene. For garden photographers, the Loire Valley is a paradise. Many of the chateaus have stunning gardens. … more


Keukenhof Gardens 2009 Photo Gallery

Keukenhof Gardens 2009 Photo Gallery

I visit and photograph Keukenhof Gardens every year. It is always different and beautiful, each time I see it. Below are my favourite photos from the 2009 season. (I will be adding some of my older images of Keukenhof Gardens soon).

Groot - Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens Photos.

Groot – Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens Photos.

This past weekend I visited the Castle and gardens at Groot-Bjigaarden (Grand Bigard in French), just outside of Brussels. It was a stunning springtime location and included my two favourite photography subjects – beautiful gardens and beautiful architecture. If you’d like more detail about my trip to the Groot-Bijgaarden, please read my article, Garden Photography … more

Royal Belgian Greenhouse - Laeken, Belgium

Royal Belgian Greenhouse – Laeken, Belgium

This gallery contains a few of my favourite images from the Belgian Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium. For a closer look and detailed caption of each image, click on the thumbnails below.  


Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Garden Photography at the Groot-Bijgaarden

Two weekends ago, I went to photograph the gardens of the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle (Chateau de Grand-Bigard in French), which is located just outside of Brussels, Belgium. I decided to use the shoot as a warm-up to Keukenhof and I wasn’t disappointed. The park is only open to the general public for one month in the spring. … more

Garden Photography Tips for Avoiding Crowds

Garden Photography Tips for Avoiding Crowds

I’ve just returned from four days of photographing gardens and I’m currently editing hundreds of flower and garden images. This has made me think of some of the issues that arise in garden photography. Photographing a public garden always has challenges. For me, the biggest challenge is usually the crowds of other photographers and visitors … more

My Passion for the Garden

My Passion for the Garden

Spring is a busy time of year for me and my camera. Garden photography has been a passion of mine since I first picked up a macro lens.  The ability to get in close with the macro and see all of the tiny details that you pass over when you stroll through the garden excites me. … more


French Vineyard - Forgotten Postcard

French Vineyard – Forgotten Postcard

Despite my recent busy spurt, I decided to create a new Forgotten Postcard. This one was inspired by the Jurancon wine vineyards of Monein, in the Béarn region of southwest France. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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