Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Henk Gerritsen

Henk Gerritsen, the Dutch gardener, sadly died towards the end of 2008. He was one of the most challenging and at the same time charming subjects to photograph; simply, he hated the process.
Famous for his Priona garden and love of wild flowers, he advocated strict use of water, and liked to allow nature (including animals and weeds) to run its course alongside established gardens. I photographed him with one of the hedges he planted at Waltham Place. For a fuller profile written by Noel Kingsbury, see issue no 134 of Gardens Illustrated magazine.

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