Gardens Illustrated
Nicki Chapman
© Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Garden photography competition focuses on lockdown gardens

Published: July 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm

A new garden photography competition has been set up by Care for Veterans

A new garden photography competition which showcases the work people have done in their gardens over lockdown has been launched by charity Care for Veterans.


Glorious Gardens is judged by a panel comprising of Nicki Chapman, Martyn Cox and Darren Rudge.

Categories are best front garden, best back garden, best container/balcony and best allotment.

The cost of entering the competition is £5 per category and you can enter as many photographs as you like. Money raised goes to Care for Veterans.

Submitted photographs will be displayed and the photos will then be judged, with the winners being announced on Monday 1 September. The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on Friday 28 August.

The winners will receive a Garden Essential Toolkit, while the overall winner will win an engraved spade.

Care for Veterans provides long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. It receives no regular Government funding and each year needs to raise over £1.9 million to enable it to continue its first class and award-winning care.

As the events usually staged in order to raise money for the charity have been cancelled, the competition is an attempt to respond to these challenging times. The funds raised will continue this great care and support for our veterans who have given so much and are now facing their toughest battle.


Head to Care for Veterans for more information and to enter the competition. 


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


Sponsored content