NGS Photo Competition


Japanese anemone ‘September Charm’ taken at Trentham Gardens, overall runner up in NGS Photographic Competition

This year, the National Garden Scheme celebrated 50 years as a Charitable organisation and one of the events organised to mark this milestone was a photographic competition. There were several categories for budding photographers to enter and photos were required to have been taken in an NGS garden.

As you know, I love photographing plants, flowers and gardens and so I thought I’d enter a few pictures. I regularly visit gardens open under the scheme, either with Chris or my mom and this year I took a lot of photos. The picture I took of Japanese anemones at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire appealed to the Judges and I was runner up in the ‘Fantastic Flowers’ category and also overall runner up! I can’t remember the last time I was so proud of an achievement and yesterday, there was a lovely event at the Garden Museum in London to announce the winners and open an exhibition of the photos which will run until December 3rd – we had a wonderful evening!