Practically growing out of her Granddads allotment and being raised on the family flower farm, instilled in Rachel a love of botany and an appreciation of the natural world that continues to influence her work to this day.

For the last 12 years she has been a photographer. Winning numerous awards, Rachel specializes in botanical and outdoor living. She works for all the major garden and lifestyle magazines. Rachel has worked alongside garden designers, artists, cottage industry folk and writers alike including, Sam McKnight, Dan Pearson, James Alexander Sinclair, Ann–Marie Powell, Andy Sturgeon, Neisha Crosland, Jo Thompson, Abigail Ahern and Beth Chatto. She has several books with various publishers such as Frances Lincoln, Anova books and Kyle books. Rachel shot the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition garden designed by the Rich Brothers at the Saatchi Gallery for CHANEL in 2015 and the Serpentine Sackler gallery garden in 2016, which won the BALI award in 2016.  

Rachel's personal work is largely botanical based with a fascination towards the beauty of decay. Her work has been exhibited at Kew Gardens and the Garden Museum London. Including the ‘Faded Glory’ exhibited at the Garden Museum 2015.

'The Beauty of Decay' is her recent collaboration of limited edition prints with renowned floral installation artist Rebecca Louise Law at her Columbia Road gallery London and at the Chandran Gallery San Fransisco.

Rachel has also made TV appearances with Alan Titchmarsh, BBC Gardeners World and been a judge for Canon.

©Joe McGorty