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International Garden Photographer of the Year

The world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. 

International Garden Photographer of the Year


Image 2. Cereta Drewett 'The Grand Bridge', Image 3. Robin Birchmore 'Golden Hour'.

The Beautiful Blenheim Photography Competition

To celebrate the beauty of Blenheim Palace and our unique Parkland we have teamed up with IGPOTY to create a free to enter the competition. Our World Heritage Site is an inspiring location for all types of garden photography with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including the Great Lake and the ancient oaks in High Park.

We are happy to announce that the winner is Oxfordshire based art teacher Cereta Drewett with her image, 'The Grand Bridge'.

His Grace the Duke of Marlborough said:

"My wife and I were thrilled with the standard of entries for our special photography award. It was exciting to see how the photographers had captured the unique beauty of our UNESCO World Heritage Site. My eyes immediately fell on the photo of the Grand Bridge 'Is it a photo or a painting?' That is why I immediately selected it as the winning image that depicts Vanbrugh's magnificent Grand Bridge in such an original and beautiful way. Congratulations a very worthy winner."

Image Gallery Credit: 1. Janina Jackson, 2. Kathleen Furey, 3. Richard Bloom, 4. 'Fireworks' by Jill Welham and 5. Sunrise at Dale Farm by Annie Green Armytage.

Event Information

  • Tickets required
    Palace, Park and Gardens or Park and Gardens or an Annual Pass
  • Date 7th June 2019 – 20th August
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass

Palace, Park and Gardens

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Park and Gardens

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Janina Jackson Kathleen Furey Richard Bloom Jill Welham Sunrise at Dale Farm by Annie Green Armytage