Who I Am
I Grow Plants!
My name is Rosie Nixon. I'm a gardener, photographer and freelance garden columnist. I grew up gardening alongside my grandfather. Not only did he pass on his passion ... in due time I also made it my career. I have over 18 years of experience working with the public in the horticultural industry.
I have an ability to see beauty in the simplest of things. I enjoy observing and capturing the virtual and abstract in the design and patterns of nature. It's amazing how nature handles versatility in bringing it about in its daily struggle.
I find solitude and calm in the garden. It's a place where I can get dirt under my nails, whilst observing how the light falls on the flowers and foliage highlighting colours and texture. I'm surrounded by sights, sounds, smells and textures and having a detailed understanding of flora allows me to observe the beauty and understand it too. Looking at the minute details of the natural world inspires my creativity.
I was a member of the Google Create team as an expert in my field of gardening and garden photography up until Google closed its platform in April 2019. While Thompson & Morgan listed my gardening blog as one of 7 supreme Scottish gardening blogs in Autumn 2017. My gardening will never win any awards unlike my photography. Let's just say that I'm easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls!
What I Do
I Grow Images!
I'm a garden photographer and the garden is my very own natural light studio. I've had Carol Baxter and the BBC's Beechgrove Gardens television film crew feature my garden photography and the programme was shown nationally across the UK in April 2018.
I curate a selection of limited edition signed prints through Close Gallery, which is the only independent photographic gallery in Scotland. Furthermore, I've had my first Saying it with flowers solo exhibition there.
My work has been featured in The Herald magazine and Perthshire Advertiser. Plus by the Press Association in the Irish News, TV 3 Ireland, Belfast Newsletter, and other UK newspapers.
I've also written about photography for Learn From the Experts.com. It's the largest horticultural school online where internationally acclaimed garden designers such as Noel Kingsbury and John Brookes are writers. While Practical Photography magazine featured my floral images over 5 pages in their Spring edition.