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Cambridge University Botanic Garden to host world renowned photographic exhibition 13 April - 19 June

last modified Mar 24, 2016 03:31 PM
Cambridge University Botanic Garden to host world renowned photographic exhibition 13 April - 19 June

Lesley Chalmers

A collection of winning images from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Competition 9 will be displayed at Cambridge University Botanic Garden from April 13 – June 19 2016.

The historic Botanic Garden in the heart of Cambridge will play host to some of the best garden, plant and landscape photography from amateur and professional photographers across the globe.
From close-up studies to distant vistas, from the quirky and amusing, to the outright wondrous, these photographs reflect the everlasting appeal of the garden and vividly showcase images of a green planet.

The exhibition will be displayed outdoors, on the IGPOTY outdoor structure in the Botanic Garden’s Autumn Garden, and will feature fine art prints from all of the major competition categories including: Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden, Bountiful Earth, Wildflower Landscapes, Trees, Woods & Forests, Greening the City and more.

Professor Beverley Glover, Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden said:

“We are delighted to be sharing these photographs with our visitors. This exhibition showcases some of the best amateur and professional photography which the natural world has to offer. We hope the exhibition will inspire visitors to take a closer look at their environment and especially the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Garden. We grow such a diverse range of plants from right across the globe, so there’s plenty of great material for budding photographers.”

The exhibition in the Garden will include the exhibition’s overall first, second and third prize winners as well as many category prize winners. Images range from spring time in Oxfordshire to a cheeky garden robin in Aberdeenshire to the northern lights of the Artic to the myriad shapes of the rice terraces in the Yunnan Province of China. It will also include prize winning images from Cambridgeshire’s Mandy Disher and her images of flower seedcases and pods containing their valuable treasures inside.
IGPOTY - now in its tenth year - continues to be the premium competition for garden, plant and botanical photography with entries from around the world - open to all ages, amateurs and professionals alike, with a Young Garden Photographer of the Year award for under 16s.

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