The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition was established in 2008, and is the world's premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. This book brings together the very best images from the first five years of the competition in one beautiful volume. Garden photography is a hugely diverse photographic subject, combining artistic interpretation with the wonders of the natural environment around us. For some it's about a love of the beauty of plants; for others it's an opportunity to express an appreciation of the wider natural landscape and its inherently fragile nature. Ultimately, it's about a love of the diversity of the natural world and its ability to continually surprise, inspire and delight. From an exquisitely detailed close-up of a delicate flower to sweeping, panoramic garden vistas, this book showcases the talents of some of the world's best garden photographers, both professional and amateur. This is a celebration of five years of International Garden Photographer of the Year - the world's premier photographic competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
It includes more than 250 images from some of the world's best garden photographers, both professional and amateur. It will appeal to both gardeners and photographers - every photograph is captioned by the photographer's account of the inspiration behind the image, and includes details of equipment and techniques used. It is produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.show more