Charles Hawes and Anne Wareham
We are married and we designed and made the garden at Veddw House together over the last twenty five years.
I appeared on television as a judge in the series ‘Britain’s Best Home and Garden’ on Channel 5 and Tim Richardson included me in his list of most influential British gardeners in the Telegraph, January 2012.
I have been campaigning for the past fifteen years for a renaissance in British gardens, focusing on encouraging serious reviews of gardens and on returning gardens to their place amongst the fine arts in British culture.
My book, The Bad Tempered Gardener was published in May 2011 by Frances Lincoln and has been described by the Daily Mail as a ‘best seller’. I’m looking forward to the royalties which convince me of that…
And I am generally a thorn in the flesh of the garden world.
I have been taking photographs of gardens professionally since 1999. I am a member of the Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers Association and am the only photographer member of the Guild who also has a garden which is open regularly to the public.
My work is feature-led; I photograph gardens and nurseries for articles in magazines and newspapers. My work has appeared in many gardening and lifestyle magazines in the UK and in mainland Europe.
My first book, ‘Discovering Welsh Gardens’ written by Stephen Anderton, was published in 2009 and contains over 300 images from 20 gardens in Wales.
I provided all the photographs for The Bad Tempered Gardener by Anne Wareham which was published by Frances Lincoln in May 2011.
I also supply features to Olycom in Italy.
And - I have a walking blog, with more great photographs and entertaining accounts of my walks.