‘The Glory of The English Garden’ written by Lady Mary Keen, a doyen of the esoteric world of gardens, sent Clay to magical places. Her knowledge and his unique approach, changed the boundaries of this world of light and shade, and garden photography forever. The breathtaking crescendo of the dawn chorus that heralds the day, and the softening of the evening light, as the gardens nocturnal inhabitants emerge, are daily miracles that never disappoint . Clay has chosen these wonderful gardens that we can all visit, they include, La Majorelle, Yves St Laurent’s masterpiece in Marrakech, Villandry the most exquisites potager ever. The masterly planting of La Plume, in Northern France, and the ever changing, painterly colours of Wollerton Old Hall garden in Shropshire,These are all represented here with many other gardens that inspire his work.