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Go See: Sissinghurst Castle Garden/IGPOTY award and exhibition – Press launch photos

IGPOTY organiser and judge – Garden World Images owner Tyrone McGlinchey

If you live in Kent or fancy a visit to the Garden of England then pop into Sissinghurst Castle and view a new photographic exhibition.
PAN visited last week for the press event and caught up with PAN reader and the exhibition organiser MD at photo library Garden World Images and the 1st place winner Ingrid Popplewell – scroll for event photos! ©

The detail:
Sissinghurst Castle Garden and International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) are pleased to announce the winners of their first photographic award.

Over the summer, National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden partnered with IGPOTY to offer a new free-to-enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this world-renowned garden. Visitors were asked to use photography to capture the enduring beauty of the gardens that were the legacy of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. 

This historic, poetic refuge is a perfect location for all types of garden and landscape photography including the iconic White Garden. From colourful borders to the Elizabethan tower and lakes beyond, Sissinghurst is a garden dreamscape, awaiting capture.

From 25 October 2019 – 2 January 2020, before IGPOTY returns on 4 January 2020 with the main exhibition.

1st Prize winner photographer Ingrid Popplewell – “I spent a week staying at The Priest’s House at Sissinghurst in July in order to enjoy the garden in the quiet of dawn and dusk. I am a passionate gardener myself and a keen photographer. Sissinghurst was even more beautiful than I had anticipated and I wanted to capture the magic with my images.”
1st: Ingrid Popplewell
Judges said: “Ingrid has beautifully captured this scene by using light, reflection and composition to create balance. The shape of the branch provides the finishing touch.”
2nd Place: Andrey Lysikov
Judges said: “Andrey pays tribute to the wonderful gardens of Sissinghurst by making us witness the detail of every last bloom. The composition leads the eye along the walk.”
3rd place Andrew Fletcher –
Judges said: Judges said: “Andrew, through clever selection of a wide angle lens has helped emphasise the geometric form of the gardens originally designed by Harold and planted by Vita.”
The Oast House setting at Sissinghurst is a great photo exhibition location
Thanks for the invite and IGPOTY book!

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