Saxon Holt

webcrackedheadshot1Saxon is a landscape photographer who resides in Northern California and maintains the PhotoBotanic garden library  A professional photographer since his days as the photo editor of The Cavalier Daily newspaper at the University of Virginia, he spent 8 years as a commercial photographer in San Francisco.  He began photographing gardens in 1984 when he realized his love of gardening might provide a more rewarding outlet for his photography than ad layouts for wines and computers.

He has been the sole photographer for 21 garden books.  His most recent book, The American Meadow Garden received the  Gold Award from The Garden Writers Association in 2010, and his previous two books, Hardy Succulents with Gwen Kelaidis (Storey 2008) and Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates (EBMUD 2005) won double awards from both The American Horticulture Society and Garden Writers of America.

He also was the photographer of Grasses (Storey 2002), with Nancy Ondra, and is currently working on a book on garden photography.

Rose books he photographed for Smith & Hawken with Claire Martin of The Huntington Boatanic Gardens became the inspiration for a series of limited edition fine art botanical prints after the style of Rédoute.

His garden is a sustained mess,  and the occasional photo vignette.

Check out his portfolio at

And his own blog Mental Seeds

or book a speaker at Great Garden Speakers

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