My work as a freelance editorial writer has resulted in around 30 Illustrated articles/features being published in various UK consumer and trade titles. The subjects I like to write about are the countryside, gardens, heritage locations/travel, history and photography. So, if you're looking to commission some writing - either as an illustrated article or simply words alone, then please do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.
THE BEST OF BRITISH GARDENS series | In January 2015, I was commissioned by The Countryman magazine to write and provide images for 10 out of 13 articles for their new British gardens series to run during 2015 and 2016, starting with the June 2015 issue. It was left to me which gardens I wanted to cover, with the brief only stipulating that the gardens should cover differing periods of garden history and design and have an interesting story; oh, and ideally not include gardens that are regularly written about! Some examples from the series can be seen by clicking on the PDF titles indicated below:
A Potted History of British Gardens published in June 2015, began the series. Potted History Article © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015
Birthplace of the English Garden Landscape about Rousham House (left) in Oxfordshire, followed in July. Rousham House Article
An Ever-changing Masterpiece was published in August. Cottesbrooke Hall © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015
A Hidden Artistic Gem about the Arts & Crafts garden of Wyndcliff Court, followed in September.
In October, Gloucestershire's Dutch jewel was featured. Westbury Court © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015
The April 2016 issue featured A Garden to Sing About, exploring West Green House (left) in Hampshire. West Green House © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.
The Making of a Plantsman's Paradise in May, explored the gardens of Herterton House, Northumberland. Herterton House © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.
The June issue featured Easton Walled Garden, Lincolnshire in A Dream of Nirvana Revived. Easton Walled Garden © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.
The life of 'Capability Brown' was celebrated in the August 2016 issue in The Shakespeare of Gardening,Capability Brown © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016
October's issue ended the series featuring the gardens of Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire in A Gardener's World.
Here are some kind words about my article 'THE MAKING OF A PLANTSMAN'S PARADISE' - published in The Countryman:
... forty years of life and work summed up in one thousand words, which flow together and read beautifully! That, Andrew, is very clever and thoroughly well done.
Frank Lawley - author and, together with his wife Marjorie, the owner and creator of the stunning gardens of Herterton House, Northumberland.
In addition to The Countryman, I have also had illustrated articles/features published in:
MARKET NEWSLETTER - The former monthly trade magazine for freelance photographers published by The Bureau of Freelance Photographers
The magazine page layouts (as PDFs) are the Copyright © of The Countryman (Country Publications Ltd) 2015 - 2016. As such, no images nor article (in whole or part) may be copied, reproduced or published in any form without written permission. All other content & images © Andrew Baskott 2019. All rights reserved. Fair use is not an excuse.