International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition returns to Sheringham Park

 Winning Image Breathing Spaces Category,  Mountain Fog Colorado USA

"We’re thrilled to be returning to Sheringham Park with this anniversary exhibition, which will be the largest outdoor display at any venue to date. Our relationship with Sheringham Park continues to grow as we work together to champion the beauty and importance of plants, gardens and green spaces, both in the UK and around the world.’’ Curtis McGlinchey, Manager, International Garden Photographer of the Year

The International Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to the National Trust’s Sheringham Park for a third year this autumn, featuring more images than ever before.

Located in the tranquil surroundings of the Bower Garden, over 40 images from around the world will be on display, as part of this year’s exhibition. The overall winner though is a Norfolk photographer, for his autumnal image taken in Snowdonia.

The overall winner by Norfolk photographer Lee Acaster
Overall Competition Winner  Birch tree in Snowdonia taken by Lee Acaster
The overall winner by Norfolk photographer Lee Acaster
" The shot itself was taken on a rainy autumn day. I noticed there were a few leaves left on a blackened birch tree, which were highlighted against the inky water of the lake behind. Being quite abstract in nature, the image won’t appeal to everybody, but I was thrilled that the judges liked it as much as I did. I think the ambiguity of the subject, it’s not immediately clear what you are looking at, was a big part of its appeal to them. There is no substitute for seeing photographs printed on a large scale to appreciate them properly, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the exhibition in the wonderful surroundings of Sheringham Park. There can hardly be a better place to appreciate nature photography. "
- Lee Acaster

The exhibition also includes the ‘Breathing Spaces’ category, which is sponsored by the National Trust. This year it was won by Anil Sud for his Mountain Fog picture taken in Colorado. Runners-up images in this category also show landscapes from Derbyshire to Italy.

This year’s competition also features a new category on Humphry Repton, who designed Sheringham Park and stated it was his most favourite work. The 2018 exhibition will display the winning images from this category, as part of the celebration of Repton’s life - 200 years on from his death. To enter