Warwickshire Gardens Trust announces the winner of its inaugural photographic competition, ‘Spring at Hill Close Gardens,’ held with the support of Hill Close Gardens Trust. There was an encouraging number of entries for the competition, all of which were of a high standard.
The judges awarded the first prize to Nav Kukadia, a member of the Solihull Photographic Society and Royal Phoographic Society, for his image of the plant barrow that welcomes visitors to Hill Close Gardens. The judges commented that the photo has a ‘really strong composition with the trees framing the scene and the barrow in the foreground providing a good horizontal contrast’ and for having ‘a very definite sense of place.’ In second place was Edward Sawley and third prize was awarded jointly to Hazel Clarke and Margaret Jewel-Quirk.
The Mayor of Warwick, Councillor Neale Murphy presented the winner with his prize and official opened the exhibition, which will run at Hill Close Gardens until 14th July.
Commenting on the entries, Matt Fattorini, chair of Warwickshire Gardens Trust said ‘these images exemplify the beauty and fragility of gardens and are a suitable reminder of the importance of preserving such historic garden gems as Hill Close Gardens’