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Andrew Butler

As a child, Andrew spent many summer days with his Father photographing wildflowers and butterflies in the dunes and hedgerows of North Devon. After Art College he got the chance to work for photographer Philip Dowell who taught him the importance of design, light and detail in a photograph, and much more besides.

Andrew is now one of Britain's leading photographers of gardens and building exteriors.  His work has been widely published in books and magazines. He was commissioned to take photographs for an illustrated edition of W.G. Hoskins's classic 'The Making of the English Landscape.' Later Andrew teamed up with the writer Bill Laws to produce "Old English Farmhouses" a celebration of vernacular building. Other books include London, a photographic portrait, which won critical acclaim.

For many years as a regular photographer for the National Trust Andrew has worked in some of England's finest gardens and stately homes. He feels privileged to have spent so much quiet time, alone at dawn and dusk in these beautiful places.

Recently Andrew has been commissioned to photograph His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales's gardens at Highgrove.

Andrew tames a small wild garden in London, where he lives with his partner and two children.

A selection of Andrew's photos

A misty dawn in Morden Hall Park, London.

Reference number:
770558

A misty dawn in Morden Hall Park, London.

View over the compartmentalised hedging of the Dahlia Walk towards the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire.

Reference number:
495453

View from beyond the Canal showing the lake, walled garden, summer house, church and Rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk.

A view towards the East end of the Abbey church showing the great East window arch at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire.

Reference number:
167114

A view towards the East end of the Abbey church showing the great East window arch at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire.

Looking down the interior of the north walk of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.

Reference number:
53077

Looking down the interior of the north walk of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.

The corrugated iron buildings at the Gold Mine, with several trucks running on rail tracks to carry away spoil at Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire.

Reference number:
73667

The corrugated iron buildings at the Gold Mine, with several trucks running on rail tracks to carry away spoil at Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire.

Herbaceous borders and 'First Flight' a bronze statue by Albert Bruce Joy in the Statue Garden at Overbeck's, Salcombe, Devon.

Reference number:
157003

Herbaceous borders and 'First Flight' a bronze statue by Albert Bruce Joy in the Statue Garden at Overbeck's, Salcombe, Devon.

The moated fourteenth-century Scotney Castle, Kent, on a beautifully still, though stormy day.

Reference number:
162638

The moated fourteenth-century Scotney Castle, Kent, on a beautifully still, though stormy day.

View over the compartmentalised hedging of the Dahlia Walk towards the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire.

Reference number:
164538

View over the compartmentalised hedging of the Dahlia Walk towards the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire.

The East Wing at Ickworth House, Suffolk.

Reference number:
495496

The East Wing at Ickworth House, Suffolk.

The cast iron bridge over the River Wandle in Morden Hall Park, London.

Reference number:
768437

The cast iron bridge over the River Wandle in Morden Hall Park, London.