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Come and enjoy the garden waking up after one of the hardest of winters.

  • 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Various Stalls
  • Light lunches  and refreshments available 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Assisted wheelchair access
  • Dogs on leads welcome

Admission:  Adults £3.50  Friends  & Under 16’s Free

For private group visits please contact the office on 01747 811853

On the same day, between 10-1 award winning photographer and writer Edward Parker will be running a course on garden photography. This is suitable for people of all abilities using any type of camera.  The idea is to demonstrate when and how to get the very best out of your camera and explain the basic principles needed.  During the course, you will be shown how to change the settings on your camera to improve the results.  For example, the lens zoom settings are particularly important.

It is possible to get excellent images using natural light with almost any sort of camera with a bit of tuition.   In many ways, compact cameras are as good as DSLR’s for general photography.

A lot of the success of general photography relies on understanding a little about composition and the use of foreground, background and lighting, all of which are equally relevant irrespective of the type of camera used.  A tripod and reflectors will be available for participants on the day but do bring your own along too if you have one.  Outdoor shoes and a coat are also recommended

£25 per person. To book contact:  The Springhead Trust Ltd, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0NU

Tel: 01747 811853    Email: info@springheadtrust.org.uk   www.springheadtrust.org.uk

The garden will open to the public next on Monday 28th May 2018.