Humphry Repton Photography Competition

View from Sheringham Hall into the parkland

Humphry Repton was the leading landscape gardener of later Georgian England undertaking more than 400 commissions during his 30 year career prior to his death in 1818.

Repton considered Sheringham Park as his most favourite work, stating in the Red Book design for the park

" Sheringham possessed more natural beauty and local advantages than any place I have ever seen"
- Humphry Repton

So we think it is only fitting that we celebrate the life of Humphry Repton in 2018 on the 200th anniversary of his death. In the build up to 2018 we are joining forces with the International Garden Photographer of the Year to launch a photographic competition to search for images taken at places he helped design. An exhibition of the winning entries from the competition will form a part of the 2018 celebrations.

As well as Sheringham Park Repton took on commissions right across the country; he was involved in the design of the Holkham Estate, Catton Park and Bracondale in Norwich. Further afield, the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, Harewood House in West Yorkshire and Russell Square in London all bear the mark of Humphry Repton. We hope the competition will inspire many photographers right across the country to seek out and enjoy the work of Humphry Repton.


There are National Trust vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Winning images will also be published in the beautiful annual book of International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition.

Images can be submitted up to 31st December 2017

" We are really excited to launch this special award, create these connections and share the beauty of plants and gardens through the lens of a truly great landscape gardener."
- Tyrone McGlinchey, Managing Director of International Garden Photographer of the Year