These entries from the International Garden Photographer of the Year will leave you mesmerized

Botanical photography is not really a renowned field since it hardly witnesses any limelight in the commercial photography world. However, The International Garden Photographer of the Year along with the association of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have been key players in promoting garden photography and giving it the attention that it deserves by forming a platform of awards which then culminate into an exhibition in London as well as other countries around the globe.

Check out the winning photographs from over 11 categories to get simply mesmerized by the natural beauty of plants, shrubs, fruits and vegetables.

The Bountiful Earth category

Location: Aberglasney Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Image: © Nigel McCall

Wildflower Landscapes

Location: Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil

Image: © Marcio Cabral

Captured at Kew

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England

Image: © Zygmunt Szot

Trees, Woods and Forests

Location: Padley Gorge, Peak District national park, Derbyshire, England

Image: © Dave Fieldhouse

Wildlife in the Garden

Location: Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

Image: © Alan Price

Gardens on the Go

Location: Gloucestershire, England, UK

Image: © Jane Simmonds

‘I blended together multiple images of Clematis seeds from my garden to create an artistic and intriguing composition.’

The Beauty of Plants

Location: Cambridgeshire, England

Image: © Mandy Dishe

Beautiful Gardens

Location: Great Dixter house and gardens, East Sussex, England,

Image: © Nicky Flintt

Abstract Views category

Location: Northumberland, England, UK.

Image: © Cathryn Baldock

‘I overlaid multiple images of lily pads at different scales to emphasise their beauty and intricacy’

Young Garden Photographer of the Year

Location: Hydrangea in Palo Alto, California, US

Image: © Claire Wei/Yang Yu Wei

Breathing Spaces

Location: Tombstone territorial park, Yukon Territory, Canada

Image: © Andrea Pozzi

Winner, Outdoor Living 

Location: Ellicar, Doncaster, England

Image: © Clare Forbes

Greening the City

Location: Hong Kong, China

Image: © Annie Green-Armytage

European Garden Photography Award

Location: Corfu, Greece

Image: © Marianne Majerus/MMG

The Beauty of Plants category

Location: Sussex, England

Image: © Carol Casselden

A carpet of purple heather

Location: Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve, Dorset

Image: © Mark Bauer

A hobbit door, called the Moon Gate

Location: Bavaria, Germany.

Image: © Annie Green-Armytage

Golden Rice Rolling Hills

Location: Zhejiang Province in China

Image: © Shaofeng Zhang

Endangered medicinal plant growing wild in the mountains

Location: Yunnan, China

Image: © Yi Fan

Val Buscagna

Location: Piedmont, Italy.

Image: © Mauro Tronto

Wild European hamster smelling a flower

Location: Vienna, Austria

Image: © Henrik Spranz

Frozen landscape at New Castle

Location: Ansembourg, Luxembourg

Image: © Marianne Majerus


Location: East Sussex

Image: © John Glover

Wild Narcissus on the slopes of Golica Peak

Location: Slovenia

Image: © Anne Maenurm

Wisteria in full bloom

Location: Germany

Image: © Volker Michael

Isolated group of pines, obscured by mist and rain

Location: The Trossachs, Stirling, Scotland

Image: © William Dore

Reference Links: Guardian , BBC , IGPOTY

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