Well done to our winning photographers

At last we can reveal the winning entry in our photo competition – which graces the front of our new, and first, Bodnant Garden calendar.

WINNER Matt Morrow, Wrexham

This lovely image over the Terraces was taken by Matt Morrow of Wrexham; the runner up was Rolf Kraehenbuehl, of Y Felinheli. They and a further 19 highly commended entries have now been included in our 2015 calendar, which goes on sale this weekend.

We launched our I Love Bodnant Garden competition back in January. Visitors are always sending us great photographs of their time here so we thought a competition would give people chance to show us in pictures what it is they love about this beautiful place, whether in pictures of people, landscapes or close-ups of flowers.

RUNNER UP Rolf Kraehenbuehl, Y Felinheli

Runner-up Rolf Kraehenbuehl – and our heliochronometer on the Top Rose Terrace

Hundreds of visitors sent in an amazing selection of pictures – some funny and quirky, some very artistic – and it was hard to judge between them, but we think the images we’ve chosen reflect the love people have for Bodnant Garden.

The winner will receive £100 in vouchers for Cambrian Photography Shop in Colwyn Bay. The winner and runner-up will get a with workshop Pierino Algieri, a landscape and nature photographer born and raised in Conwy Valley, well known for his images of Snowdonia. They will also have their photographs displayed in the entrance to the garden and together with highly commended entries they make up our calendar 2015.

The calendar goes on sale at the garden during December and costs £6.99. Dare we say it would make a perfect Christmas present?

A massive thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the competition and share their favourite images of the garden. And so without further ado, here they are…

Sylvia Morrow, Wrexham

Sylvia Morrow, Wrexham

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy (3)

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy (2)

Sylvia Kendall, Conwy

Rosemary Williams, St Asaph

Rosemary Williams, St Asaph

Paul Sloane, Chesterfield

Paul Sloane, Chesterfield

Paul Saunders, Benllech

Paul Saunders, Benllech

Matt Morrow, Wrexham

Matt Morrow, Wrexham

Paul Saunders, Benllech

Paul Saunders, Benllech

Matt Morrow, Wrexham

Matt Morrow, Wrexham

Martin Dunhill, Tamworth

Martin Dunhill, Tamworth

Paula Bell, Mold

Linda Bell, Mold

John Quinn, Chester

John Quinn, Chester

Jeremy Leffler, Southport

Jeremy Leffler, Southport

Edwina Bullock, Betws-y-Coed

Edwina Bullock, Betws-y-Coed

David Ackers, Birkenhead

David Ackers, Birkenhead

Brian Parry, Chorley

Brian Parry, Chorley

John C Maloney, Merseyside

John C Maloney, Merseyside

Anne Murray, Penrhyndeudraeth

Anne Murray, Penrhyndeudraeth

For more details about Bodnant Garden call 01492 650460, check out our website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BodnantGardenNT

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