Spring in the Hillier Gardens

Back in May we joined a number of relatives in Winchester for my son's wedding. Before the big day we had an outing to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, close by to Winchester. The gardens are a treat, with formal and less formal areas, places to eat and have a coffee and even 2 pet pigs.
They were established by the plantsman Harold Hillier in 1953 and given to the sole care of Hampshire County Council in 1977. In mid May the rhododendrums were putting out a tremendous show.
I took the photographs using a Holga lens. A cheap plastic lens that distorts and vignettes, especially on a full frame camera. I wanted to achieve a more dreamy look and used the lack of complete focus to do this. I have placed the photos on an Adobe Spark video which allows a slideshow and the addition of music to make it more of an experience.



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