Lincolnshire’s unforgettable gardens

It was our pleasure, once again, to be invited to help judge the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust Photographic Competition for 2021.

Despite the continuing limitations placed on gardens opening to the public for charity owing to the pandemic, there was again an excellent number of entries.

The highly commended and winning entries in each category received their awards at the LGT AGM in November held at the Petwood Hotel.

If you would like to enter the Unforgettable Gardens competition in 2022, entry forms can be found on the Trust’s website:

The closing date is Friday 14th October 2022 and entries can be emailed to: or (Digital images need to be available in high resolution and at least 300dpi) or prints sent by post to: Steffie Shields, The Old Orchard, Church Lane, Welby, Lincolnshire NG32 3LS.

Competition results
Capturing Lincolnshire’s Unforgettable Gardens
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1st: (Main image) Joanna Heselwood, ‘Walled
Garden Baumber’
2nd: (PIC 2) Danny Rollitt, ‘Brightwater Gardens Vanishing Point’
3rd: (PIC 3) Danny Rollitt, ‘Petwood Hotel Gardens’
Highly commended: (PIC 4) Joanna Heselwood, ‘The Wall at Baumber Walled Garden’

In My Lincolnshire Garden
1st: (PIC 5) Danny Rollitt, ‘Somersaulting Caterpillars’
Commended: (PIC 6) Joanna Heselwood, ‘Leaves from Kanzan Cherry Tree’

Junior Category –
Let’s Get Out There!
1st: (PIC 7) Izzy Schofield, ‘Blue Buzz!’
Highly commended: (PIC 8) Jonathan Morris, ‘Peacock’

Garden Personality
1st: (PIC 9) Joanna Heselwood, ‘Blue Tit in Mount Aso Willow’
Highly commended runner-up: (PIC 10) Amanda Reynolds, ‘Lazing in the garden’
Commended: (PIC 11) Lucienne Bennett, ‘Smudge – our character!’

A Taste of Lincolnshire
1st: (PIC 12) Joanna Heselwood, ‘Fallen Fruits’
Commended: (PIC 13) Heather Boothroyd ‘Lincolnshire Autumn Harvest’

Plant Portrait
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1st: (PIC 14) Joanna Heselwood ‘Bejewelled Fallen Hosta Leaf’
Highly commended (PIC 15): Lucienne Bennett, ‘Trycirtis “Pink Freckles”‘

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