22 October 2013
Strike a pose: Vogue November 2013
Today sees the publication of a magazine that I, and the rest of
the AMGD team, have been waiting to see for over two years! We were
first approached by Vogue (US) back in July 2011, at the same time
planning for our Chelsea 2012 show garden for Champagne
Laurent-Perrier was in full swing. At the time, a gardens feature
in Vogue seemed like a distant possibility - an almost impossible
goal - but one we have come back to again and again since
I met Miranda Brooks, the journalist who first approached me with the idea, in July 2011 over breakfast in New York. Photographs were taken at two of my gardens in late summer 2012: Appleton Manor in Oxfordshire and Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. In June this year I joined my friends Lord Edward Manners and his wife Gabrielle at Haddon Hall for what will be, I am sure, my first and last fully styled, staged and choreographed photo shoot for the world's most glamorous magazine. I was interviewed at Allt-y-bela for the feature in September this year.
The whole experience has been rather surreal. And now I can see the images on the pages of a magazine covered with Kate Winslet's beautiful face, it seems even more surreal.
It has been a truly fabulous journey. And we're looking forward to hearing what you think.
Read the article in full here.
The November issue of Vogue (US) is published in USA on 22 October and will be available on newstands in the UK next week.