International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Shugborough

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A collection of images from Competition 13 of the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year will be displayed in the Walled Garden at Shugborough from 11th November 2020 to 25th January 2021.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant and flower photography, with entries from all around the world - open to all ages, amateurs and professionals alike.

Competition 13 featured 9 main categories including favourites such as ‘The Beauty of Plants’, ‘Beautiful Gardens’ and ‘Abstract Views’ and brandnew category ‘Plants & Planet’ – where a portion of the entry fees were donated to WeForest to plant new trees.

Entry to the exhibition is free though normal admission prices apply. Pre-booking to visit Shugborough is highly recommended. The exhibition will be open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9am - 4pm, last admission 3:30pm.

John Campbell 2020 entry to IGPOTY


International Garden Photographer of the Year was originally founded by five members of the Professional Garden Photographers Association in 2007: Derek Harris, Andrew Lawson, the late Emma Peios, Jane Nichols and Philip Smith. Its first outdoor exhibition took place at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in May 2008 and quickly established itself as the world's premier garden and plant photography event. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew remains a key partner in the project and is annual host of the opening exhibition. In 2014 until present, Tyrone McGlinchey became the new MD of IGPOTY and has grown the competition and exhibition to new levels and to new audiences worldwide. 

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