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Textures & materials: A walk with my camera in Leatherhead

2 Written by Lisa on 28th Feb 2014 in Inspiration

Pathway by St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

It never ceases to amaze me how looking through the lens of a camera can change the way you see things.  I’ve lived in Leatherhead for 11 years so I know it pretty well, but it’s not until I go out with my camera that I really start to see things.

Last week I took advantage of the sunshine and went for a walk to the St Mary’s Church garden with my camera.  The garden itself needs some time to come to life again as the perennials and grasses had been cut down ready for the new growth, but the textures and materials around the church made for some quite interesting photographs.

Old brick wall in St Marys Church Garden Leatherhead Lisa Cox Designs

The old brick walls around the garden are battered and weathered but I think this just adds to the charm.  And the flint walls of the church are superb – it’s not until you’re close up that you realise they were built by very skilled craftsmen.

At eye level, each piece of flint has been split perfectly to give a dressed finish.

Flint wall at St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

but as you look up, you see that there are whole pieces of flint, giving a much more textured effect.

Image of St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The picture below shows the contrast between each finish – a subtle change in textures using the same material.  I find this sort of detail quite inspiring…it’ll be stored away for use at some point in a garden!

St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The main doors of the church have really ornate ironwork bolts and hinges.  I love the contrast with the weathered timber.

St Marys Church Door Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And outside the door were these cobbles which, without the weeds, would have made for a rather dull photo…

Cobbles at St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And I’ll leave you with a picture of the railings outside the church which were tangled with ivy…

Railings at St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Design



(Images: Lisa Cox)



From the drawing board: Construction of my front garden days 2 & 3

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Mar 2012 in From the drawing board

Whilst I have been out and about at various meetings this week, progress has continued in my front garden.  So far we have around 20 mins of time-lapsed video so I think it will need some serious editing before I post it here for you to see!  Days 2 and 3 were predominantly focussed on the walls and excavation of soil to prepare for the sub-base which is being installed as I write. Read more

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