A lockdown garden photography competition organised by St John’s Garden Centres is set to become an annual event.
Nick Oliver and staff at the centres at Newport and Ashford quickly noticed the coronavirus lockdown saw many more people take to their gardens to plant and cultivate, so they organised the Summer of 2020 Photo Competition.
There was a huge response as people sent in entries for the categories of front/rear garden, vegetable garden, hanging basket/container, wildlife garden and junior garden, all judged by independent judge John Barthram.
Nick Oliver now plans to make the competition an annual event.
He said: “We were thrilled with the response to our photographic competition we ran this summer, gardeners truly entered into the spirit of it which gave the judge a hard time in choosing the winners.
“The competition also helped compensate for the lack of our regular events at the garden centres which were cancelled due to the pandemic.”