Recently Published in CT Cottages & Garden, gardens issue
CT Cottages and Gardens May Issue features a Japanese influenced retreat garden designed by Chris Zaimer and the owners, photographed by Mick Hales.
Approaching this garden one is confronted with an enormous Rhododendron round set conventionally in a sloping lawn, however, the recent addition of a Japanese styled garden hidden on one side of the house is where the owners’ heart lies. The designer Chris Zaima collaborated with the owner to create a peaceful retreat which incorporates several Japanese garden elements but still feels it is rooted in the Connecticut countryside.
A Selection of Books Photographed by Mick Hales
City Green: Public Gardens of NYC. Jane Garmey, Monacelli Press. 2018
New York Living: Reinventing Home. Rizzoli Books. 2017
Living Newport: Houses People Style. Bettie Bearden Pardee. Glitterati Press 2014
Bouquets with Personality. LucindaRooney. Mick Hales Stewart Tabori and Chang. 2009
Gardens Private and Personal. GCA book. Mick Hales. Abrams 2008
Flower Arranging the American Way. WAFA. Mick Hales. Abrams 2009
Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden. Bettie Bearden Pardee. Bulfinch 2004
New York Apartments: Private Views. Jamee Gregory, Charles Davey. Rizzoli. 2004
Antique Garden Ornaments; Two Centuries of American Taste. Barbara Israel. AbramsMick Hales was born in England and grew up in Pakistan and Nigeria. He studied photography at the London College of Printing and moved to New York in 1982. His first commissions in New York were for Oscar De La Renta’s wife, Francoise, at House and Garden magazine.