I said that the outdoor exhibition of photography we discovered at Kew Gardens warranted its own post…..
There were so many fabulous images, but I snapped my top five favourites.
Garden Tiger Moth (taken in Amersham, Bucks) by Paul Keene (finalist)
Fieldfare in the Snow (taken in Brackley, Northamptonshire) by Craig Churchill (finalist)
Summer Stripes (gazania and hoverfly taken in her garden in South Lanarkshire) by Sarah-Fiona Helme (finalist)
Gulls on Glasshouse Roof (taken at Kew) by John Penberthy (third place)
and the winner, Deborah Casso's Lone Lily Pad (taken at Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle)
I think you'll agree they look pretty amazing just as my snapshots; the quality of the reproductions on display was stunning.
There was a large panel of judges, including one of my favourite gardening TV presenters, Chris Beardshaw.
The exhibition of the International Garden Photographer of the Year runs until 13 September 2009 and is well worth seeking out if you are near Kew over the summer.