Glorious Garden Images


Potograph of meadow

Tracery in the Mist by Marianne Majerus

I’ve picked out a couple of photographs that appeal from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition run by Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.  There are so many beautiful images, it is hard to choose.

Photograph of Fritillaries at dawn

Fritillaries at Dawn by Damian Debski

Photograph of meadow

Hot Summer by Rosanna Castrini

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.    The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew hold an exhibition of the winning and shortlisted photographs (until 30th March) but it travels the country thereafter.

The Beauty of Plants, Wildlife in the Garden, Wildflower Landscapes, New Shoots and Bountiful Earth are some of the categories for the incredible range of images.  In looking through them I’m seeing ideas for sculpture and often the very sculptural nature of the plants, seeds, produce or flower composition is what appealed to the photographer and inspired the image.

Photograph of produce from the garden

Safely Gathered In by Nigel Burkitt

Nigel describes his photograph – ‘the walled kitchen garden at Claydon produces a wide range of produce including many varieties of squash which, when gathered in, are stored in the beautiful restored Victorian greenhouse. Squash are so sculptural and tactile and I think look amazing when seen like this’.

It is worth a visit – but give yourself plenty time!

Photograph of a seed head

Bound to Prosper by Diane Varner



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