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Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 09.18.54The International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is set to go on show at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens showing over 60 entries in the 2015 competition.

The show which runs from Saturday 23 April until Sunday 26 June is the world’s premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the worldʼs premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. Run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, the main exhibition is held annually at Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions all over the world. The competition is open to everyone anywhere in the world and there is no distinction drawn between professional and amateur photographers.

Sunderland City Council’s Director of People Services, Fiona Brown, Said: “This is a fantastic addition to the already packed cultural offer Sunderland has. Over Easter alone we have art exhibitions, craft activities in our libraries and museums, new dinosaurs arriving at the Museum and Winter Gardens and the ever popular Penshaw Bowl.

“This exhibition shows the 2015 winners in eight categories of the prestigious competition and features over 60 beautiful images all inspired by gardens and the wonders of the natural world. I’d encourage everyone to go along and spend some time enjoying this fascinating event.”

The images have been on show at Kew Gardens in London, and then at locations across England, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Overall winner of the competition ‘Tekapo Lupins’ taken at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, by Richard Bloom also received £7,500 in prize money.

Keeper of art at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Shauna Gregg, added: “We are thrilled to host this international exhibition and hope that our visitors will enjoy seeing the beautiful images. The garden theme is very appropriate for a venue with a Winter Gardens and Mowbray Park close by. There should be plenty of inspiration for keen gardeners.”

Photographers can enter either single images or a set of six images in a portfolio. In addition to the annual competition, there are three ʻphoto projectʼ categories that run throughout the year, with results announced three times a year.

There are eight categories to enter and a special section for people under 16 years of age. Categories cover a broad spectrum – from single plants and formal gardens, to green urban splashes and more wild natural landscapes.

Current categories include: The Beauty of Plants
Beautiful Gardens
Wildflower Landscapes
Wildlife in the Garden
Greening the City
Bountiful Earth
Breathing Spaces
Trees, Woods and Forests

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