It’s great to get outdoors at the moment while the bluebells are out, carpeting the woods in a haze of blue and purple!

Bluebell woods3

My most recent photography projects have given me the wonderful opportunity to spend time visiting some beautiful gardens around Scotland.  I’ve been so lucky to be outdoors, taking photographs of some gorgeous products of several knitwear companies from the West to the East Coast of Scotland – blogs on these to follow!

In the meantime I thought I would share with you some of the gorgeous colours, flowers, backdrops and in particular the INSPIRATION Scottish Gardens have to offer:

Whether that be providing a relaxing spot in the sun for a spot of afternoon tea:


Country living Photography

Country Living Photography


Or providing a brilliant setting for some Country Living inspired styling:


Country Living Photography

Country Living Style Photography


I seem to have a familiar hen lurking in the background…..

Cottage garden photography

Cottage Garden Scene

….here she is again!

Cottage Garden photography

Cottage Gardens

Cottage Garden photography

Cottage Gardens


Bursts of colour fill the flower beds:


Flower photography

Bursts of colour

Flower Photography Mairi Helena Photography



Peacocks have also featured with their impressive vibrant feather displays:


Peacock Mairi helena Photography

peacock dance


Moving over the the West Coast of Scotland:

I was very lucky to have to opportunity to photograph a textile shoot at Geilston Gardens recently near Cardross, Argyll and Bute. Geilston Gardens is a beautiful property of the National Trust For Scotland and provides a brilliant base for a day out.

Developed over 200 years ago, Geilston Gardens offers a traditional walled garden, kitchen garden and beautiful woodland to explore. If you go now, the bluebells are at their height! I very much recommend it!


National Trust for Scotland

Geilston Gardens


More on my photography shoot at Geilston Gardens is shortly to appear on the blog so please keep a look out for this! I will be showing some of my photography of a wonderful Alpaca Knitwear company based on the West Coast of Scotland.

If you would like to view more of my photography including my textile and product photography as well as pet and portrait photography, please do visit my website at You can also find me on and on twitter @mairihelena.