The Culture Trust Luton presents a selection of inspiring entries into the 2019 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be displayed in an exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre.
With stunning work from both amateur and professional photographers, the exhibition captures beautiful images of plants, habitats and amazing landscapes. The opening exhibition takes place annually at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK and in countries worldwide.
Now in its twelfth year, International Garden Photographer of the Year was started by a group of professional garden photographers and has quickly grown to become the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
Founder, Philip Smith said...
'Garden photography is an emerging genre. Using a garden as an outdoor studio all photographers of any age and at any skill level can develop their artistic life. Garden photography encompasses many aspects of other types of image-making - you can create mini-landscapes, stalk and photograph all kinds of wildlife - or you can make your flowers look like Hollywood starlets'
International Garden Photographer of the Year is wholly owned and organised by Garden World Images Ltd. It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom.
Image credit: Robert Gibbons