To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, HRH The Prince of Wales called for the creation of new wildflower meadows across Britain. Not only were these meadows designed to celebrate the anniversary, but they were conceived as an important conservation project, intended to bring Britain’s diverse and beautiful wildflowers back into the natural landscape.
Inspired by this project, famed photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas decided that he would capture how these meadows began to grow and thrive.
In this talk, Hugo highlights the impact of the project by showcasing images captured over the course of a year. These beautiful photographs highlight the wildflowers’ splendour and how they have come to shape the landscape around them, as well as how they help connect us back to Britain’s botanical heritage.
About the speaker
Hugo Rittson-Thomas is a British portrait, nature and interiors photographer. He started his career after studying Fine Art at Central St Martin’s and Goldsmiths, University of London, before taking part in the landmark exhibition Temple of Diana alongside Tracey Emin at The Blue Gallery in 1999.
Hugo has photographed world leaders such as the Queen, David Cameron and the Dalai Lama, as well as celebrities such as Sting, Kylie Minogue and Alex James. He has produced six books including Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds (2015), The Queen’s People (2016) and Wildflowers for the Queen (2021).