An exhibition of images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be on display in the Palm House at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens from Saturday 1 March.
Previously exhibited at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew this stunning showcase features some of the world’s best nature photography.
Open to amateur, professional and young photographers in a range of categories, the annual competition attracted 20,000 entrants from over 30 countries. From wild landscapes to manicured gardens and the plants and creatures that inhabit them, entries capture the diversity of our green planet, offering spectacular landscapes, quirky wildlife and dazzling gardens from across the globe.
First prize was awarded to Dennis Frates, from the USA, for his image “Penstemon Sunrise”.
Australian photographers stood out in the competition, with Canberra local, Debbie Hartley’s photo “Dogwood Cover” selected as the winner of the “Beauty of Plants” category. Other successful Australian entrants included previous winner Claire Takacs, Alan McAlpine, Dianne English and Helen McFadden.
Curator Louise Gilligan said the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to escape their busy lives and become immersed in a vivid and vibrant natural world.
On display daily from Saturday 1 March to Sunday 9 March, 10am – 4pm.
Sandra Tiltman PHOTO: John Pond