Snapshot: Marie Belfort

Marie Belfort had worked in events, marketing, and fundraising for many years before joining Winterbourne in 2014 as a Finance Administrator. In-between taking care of our daily income and expenditure, and much else besides, Marie makes time to walk around the garden, always with camera in hand poised ready to take a picture. We asked … More Snapshot: Marie Belfort

Snapshot: Blue

“Gentian-blue is a useful word, bringing to mind the piercingly powerful hue of the Gentianella. So also is turquoise-blue, for the stone has little variety of shade, and the colour is always of the same type. Forget-me-not blue is also a good word, meaning the colour of the native water Forget-me-not. Sky-blue is a little … More Snapshot: Blue

Old Lions

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are a magnet for all those with an interest in the botanical. Since its inception in the 18th century Kew has grown from a small ‘physick garden’ to a horticultural oddessy filled with scientific collections, herbaria and stunning garden architecture. Kew and its partners now hold conserved seed from 10% … More Old Lions

Snapshot: Upside Down

Birmingham Camera Obscura is an independent project run by Jenny Duffin and Pete Ashton. All modern cameras are simply the present day ancestors of the ancient camera obscura. The first was built over 3,000 years ago and consisted of a large box with a hole in one side through which light could pass. This light then projected an exterior image onto a … More Snapshot: Upside Down