International Garden Photographer of the Year Comes to the York Museum Gardens for 2018

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International Garden Photographer of the Year Comes to York Museum Gardens for 2018

11 April 2018

Some of the finest images of plant life, gardens and green spaces in the world will go on show in York next month in a new display in York Museum Gardens.

Now in its 12th year, The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious photographic competition for this genre, featuring works which celebrate the beauty and importance of the green planet.

Twelve of the winning entries will go on show in the display on the Main Lawn of the Gardens from May 9 until August 7.

Alison Pringle, Gardens Manager for York Museums Trust, said:

“We are delighted to be bringing this wonderful collection of photographs to York. They are stunning to see and demonstrate the diversity of the planet’s green spaces in the most beautiful way. We’re sure they will prove to be a popular addition to the York Museum Gardens, which is itself a lovely green space to explore in the heart of the city.”

Curtis McGlinchey, IGPOTY Manager said:

“Competition 11 has been a tremendous year for garden photography as we continue to push the genre and broaden public understanding and awareness of plant life in its many diverse forms. We’re thrilled to be sharing these inspiring images through York Museums Trust, working together to champion the value of culture, art and nature.”

Competition 11 had 19,000 entries from more than 50 countries. The exhibition in York will show the best of these on 12 x 1.8 x 1.8m panels displayed in the Gardens. This will include the overall winning image, Cerrado Sunrise, by Marcio Cabral. This was taken in Brazil and depicts beautiful flowers of Paepalanthus chiquitensis, stretching out on countless filaments towards the first light of the rising sun.

The exhibition in York is free and part of an international tour including Germany, Gibraltar, Portugal and The Netherlands.

Competition for YMT Card Holders

Are you a YMT Card Holder and a budding photographer? Follow @yorkmuseumgardens on Instagram then post your shot of our Gardens at their most beautiful with the hashtag #YMTmemberscomp to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. Click here to find out more.

IGPOTY Images: Narcissus Paradise by Anne Maenurm, Cerrado Sunrise by Marcio Cabral, Serendipity by Andrea Pozzi

Your Comments

  1. Russell Luscombe |

    Having experienced this exhibition at Exeter’s museum a few years ago, I’m really looking forward to seeing the dramatic images in such a beautiful and historic outdoor space when we visit Yorkshire this month.

    1. Rachel Wade |

      Thank you, Russell – we hope you enjoy your visit.