Calling all amateur photographers and garden enthusiasts!

Calling all amateur photographers and garden enthusiasts!

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The National Garden Scheme is running its second annual photography competition in association  with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine – and we’d like you to take part!

Submit photographs taken at National Garden Scheme garden openings held between 15th March and 28th August 2018 to be in with a chance of winning a great selection of prizes worth over £950 from our sponsors, WOLF-Garten.

There are six categories to get creative with and the winning image of the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine: Fantastic Flowers category will appear in the magazine’s 2019 calendar. The judging panel will be George Plumptre, CEO of National Garden Scheme, a professional photographer and Lucy Hall, editor of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine.

So don’t delay, take your camera or phone along to a garden opening and get snapping – and don’t forget to tag us in to your posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using #ngscomp18

Calling all amateur photographers and garden enthusiasts!


Town Gardens
Photos that show a beautiful garden in an urban setting.

Design Details
Photos that capture beautiful garden features, which aren’t just about plants.

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine: Fantastic Flowers
Photos of individual plants, plant combinations or whole borders.

Beautiful Garden Views
Photos that show a wide shot of a garden and how it relates to the landscape in which it sits.

Garden Wildlife
Photos that show garden wildlife at work – bees, butterflies, birds and more.

People in Gardens
Photos that show a garden in action with visitors enjoying the space.

Calling all amateur photographers and garden enthusiasts!


  • Judges will shortlist the Best Overall Photo from all submissions and the winner will receive a WOLF-Garten 72v lithium bundle, including lawnmower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and grass trimmer, worth £950.
  • The winner of each category receives £100 to spend on the current WOLF-Garten range (including cutting tools, cultivating tools, power tools etc.).

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Calling all amateur photographers and garden enthusiasts!

Entry requirements:

  • All photos entered must be taken at a National Garden Scheme open garden between 15 March and 28 August 2018
  • Entries must be sent via
  • Submission must include a description of the garden (up to 100 words), the name of the garden the photo was taken in, and the county
  • Garden owners are not permitted to enter photographs taken in their garden, but are free to enter photographs taken at other National Garden Scheme garden openings.
  • All entrants must be amateur photographers
  • Full terms and conditions