When I am teaching I always recommend those students who are interested in garden and plant photography to check out this site. It has such a wide array of different photographic subjects and styles and is really inspiring. The 2018 prize has been awarded so you can go and visit the site here
Gardens and landscape scenes from all around the world have also been commended in the competition, showing nature in all seasons. From rolling hills of golden rice in China to a flower-smelling hamster in Austria, take a look at a selection of winning images.
Marcio Cabral of Brasilia, Brazil, scooped the award with his winning image entitled Cerrado Sunrise.
Tyrone McGlinchey, managing director of IGPOTY said: “Marcio has captured a spectacular vision of plant life in the Cerrado, displaying the beautiful flowers of Paepalanthus chiquitensis, stretching out on countless filaments towards the first light of the rising sun.”
Mark Bauer spotted a carpet of purple heather in Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve, Dorset.
Yi Fan shot this endangered medicinal plant growing wild in the mountains of Yunnan in China.
A wild European hamster smells a flower in Vienna, Austria, photographed by Henrik Spranz.
You can see many more on the BBC website here
An exhibition of the winning photos can be seen at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, from 10th February to 11th March 2018.
Alison Staite shot these sunlit Pulsatilla flowers at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.
go here for the IGOPTY site