Albert Ceolan, Overall winner of the International Garden Photographer of the year

Winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year announced

This year's categories include 'Square Crop' and 'Captured at Kew'

The winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year has been announced.

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The thirteenth competition featured gardens from across the world and new categories include Square Crop, Plants and Planet and Captured at Kew.

Zhigang Li winner of International Garden Photographer Wildflower Landscapes
Zhigang Li winner of International Garden Photographer Wildflower Landscapes category

The overall winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year was named as Albert Ceolan of South Tyrol, Italy. Ceolan won £7,500 and said: “The thought that one of my images will be shown as overall winner in these mythical gardens fills me with enthusiasm and pride.”

The image (seen above) is of the destruction of the Vaia Storm in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. It was entered in the new Plants and Planet category.

Tyrone McGlinchey, head judge said: “Albert has documented a scene which is simultaneously shocking as it is well composed. The photo shows both the natural destruction by storm Vaia and the remaining trees, symbolising hope.”

Discover all the winning images below

Other winners include Jacky Parker in the category Beautiful Gardens for New Forest Lavender Farm, Thorsten Scheuermann for swamp elder in Trees, Woods and Forests category and Zhigang Li in the Wildflower Landscapes category for mountains in Diquing Yunnan.

The Sissinghurst Photographic Award was won by Ingrid Popplewell for ‘Early Morning Reflections in the Moat’.

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The winning images will be collated into a book and an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew which then tours in the UK and worldwide. Submissions can come from professional or amateur photographers.

Entries of the Beautiful Gardens category