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Book of the month - International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 6

This stunning paperback showcases the winners and best entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
Igpoty 2013 book cover, Exhibiton in Nash Conservatory
Book cover of the IGPOTY 6 Collection

This sumptuous book features all the winning pictures from the competition as well as the best of the rest. It is an inspirational primer for all aspiring plant, natural history and garden photographers. Stunning imagery from around the world is accompanied with the photographers’ technical and artistic insights into the winning photographs, the judges’ comments and advice on improving your garden and plant photography.

There were nine subject categories for the 2013 competition – The Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden, Breathing Spaces, Bountiful Earth, Trees Woods Forests, Wildflower Landscapes, Greening the City and Photo Projects plus the and Young Garden Photographer of the Year - with significant awards for single images and portfolios.  

About the editor

Philip Smith is a professional photographer and co-founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year. Since its inception in 2008, the project has developed into the world's premier showcase for plant, garden and environmental photography. Philip organises the competition, this book, and the annual exhibition of competition winners at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which attracts thousands of visitors, as well shows in botanic gardens, galleries and world heritage sites across Great Britain, USA, Australia, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Philip runs workshops in garden photography.


To tie in with Kew's IncrEdibles festival, an exhibition of IGPOTY photos on the theme of 'Bountiful Earth' opens on 5 October at the Nash Conservatory in Kew Gardens.

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