The Secret Garden - Photo of the Day
This was taken at The Old Malthouse in Wiltshire, England. Heather Edwards writes of this scene:
"A mown path leads through a sea of cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) to a willow (Salix) arch on a still, early, summer morning...I felt my eyes drawn into the cow parsley by the mown path and could imagine this setting in a children's story, perhaps leading to a secret garden."
Edwards was a finalist in the Garden Views category in the International Garden Photographer of the Year organization. This is the world's premier competition and exhibition specializing in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
The main exhibition is held annually at Kew Garden in the UK, with touring exhibitions all over the world.
The competition closes on 31st October every year. Winners are announced at the opening of the Kew exhibition, the following March.
The competition is open to everyone anywhere in the world. Images do not have to be taken in a specified year. There is no distinction drawn between professional and amateur photographers.
There are eight categories to enter and a special section for people under 16 years of age.