The Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Colchester, Chavasse VC House, has teamed up with photo library Garden World Images to offer Garden Photography workshops to support wounded, injured and sick serving personnel, veterans and their loved ones on their road to recovery.
Using the Heroes Garden which includes Hope on the Horizon, Matt Keightley’s silver-gilt and People’s Choice winning Chelsea Flower Show garden, the group of Heroes and a few loved ones spent a crisp but gloriously sunny morning learning camera settings and different equipment before being let loose in the wintry garden to find and photograph anything that caught their eye. The workshop was led by Tyrone and Linda McGlinchey, of Garden World Images Ltd (GWI) based in West Bergholt, Colchester. GWI is a Horticultural Picture Library which has been around for many years, supplying plant images to the media, and photographic expertise to amateur and professional photographers around the world. Tyrone “We have such passion for garden photography, and wanted to share this love of both plants and pictures with the veterans. We are very proud that our profession has the potential to assist with their recovery and we look forward to working with everyone at Chavasse House”
• Help for Heroes has four Recovery Centres around the country for wounded, injured or sick veterans and serving personnel irrespective of when they served.