Photo competition winners announced!

2012 photo competition winners announced

The winners of Thompson & Morgan’s 2012 photo competition have been announced! This year we received hundreds of entries for each category – thank you to all who participated. The decisions were made much more difficult by the high quality of photos that we received. Thompson & Morgan’s judges, with the help of local garden and plant photographer Michael Warren, chose the following winners:

Alan Statham, winner 'Hanging Baskets & Containers' category

1st Place – Alan Statham’s begonia basket

Hanging Baskets & Containers
Alan Statham, Derbys
Mr Statham’s stunning display of begonias wowed the judges and earned him top prize in the Hanging Baskets & Containers category.

View the winning entry and runners-up here

Mrs Bailey, winner 'Digitalis Illumination Pink' category

1st Place – Mrs Bailey’s digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’

Digitalis Illumination Pink
Mrs A J Bailey, Derbys
We set our customers the challenge of growing and photographing their own Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ flowers, after this impressive new plant was crowned Plant of the Year 2012 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. And what fabulous displays they were indeed! The top prize goes to Mrs Bailey for her stunning close up of her foxglove blooms.

View the winning entry and runners-up here

Maureen Allen, winner 'Patio' category

1st Place – Maureen Allen’s patio

Patio Garden
Maureen Allen, West Midlands
Mrs Allen’s secluded patio looks like the perfect place to while away the hours on a sunny afternoon and this photo won her the top prize of a £250 Thompson & Morgan voucher!

View the winning entry and runners-up here

Amy Lloyd, winner 'Plant portrait' category

1st Place – Amy Lloyd’s ‘Poppy with wildlife’

Plant Portrait
Amy Lloyd, Herts
In this category our customers really got the chance to show off their photographic skills. We were looking for some terrific arty shots – and we weren’t disappointed! Amy Lloyd’s ‘Poppy with wildlife’ was a clear winner, with its vivid and crisp colours.

View the winning entry and runners-up here

Alan Statham, winner 'Your Beds & Borders' category

1st Place – Alan Statham’s flower beds

Your Beds & Borders
Alan Statham, Derbys
A great day for Mr. Statham, having already won the Hanging Baskets & Containers category, the judges were amazed by the sheer flower power of his delightful front garden and felt that it deserved the top prize.

View the winning entry and runners-up here

Phil Beckett, winner 'Vegetables & Fruit' category

1st Place – Phil Beckett’s vegetables

Vegetables & Fruit
Phil Beckett, West Midlands
A lovely picture of Mr Beckett’s veg patch and budding gardener getting involved in the hard work impressed the judges in this category.

View the winning entry and runners-up here

The top prize in each category was £250 worth of Thompson & Morgan vouchers and runners-up each received a £10 voucher. Our 2012 competitions are now closed, but you’ll have the chance to enter next year when we announce the new categories in spring 2013. Visit our website for more details.

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  1. saleem akhtar says:

    after 3 years of learning about gardening, finally i have recieved my first runner up prize in beds and border competition. waiting for my photo to come up on here. thanks T&M.

    • Rebecca Tute Rebecca Tute says:

      Congratulations Saleem, we’re in the process of uploading photos to our Google+ page and will post the link on here as soon as they’re ready!

  2. Valerie Zurcher says:

    Delighted to be a runner up in the Beds & Borders. Looking at the photograph of the winner was a delight. What a beautiful garden and to win the hanging basket too. What an achievement. He has set a very high standard.

    Well there’s always next year…’s hoping.

    Best regards

    • Rebecca Tute Rebecca Tute says:

      Congratulations on your prize Valerie – your garden is beautiful, you must work hard to keep it looking so lovely. Looking forward to seeing your entries for next year’s competitions!

  3. Lloyd Wright says:

    WOW! I received 3 runner up prizes this year. Many thanks for considering my photo’s I must try to win next year!

  4. Damian Ballam says:

    It was a lovely surprise to get my letter the other day, and it’s a great pleasure to be counted among the runners-up for the plant portrrait category, thank you! :)
    There are some really great pictures here; particular congratulations to Amy Lloyd for her fabulous winning shot!

  5. Phil Beckett says:

    Over the moon winning Fruit and Veg category.I have already sent email with my thanks.
    I have been a keen gardener and photographer for years so finding a competition that suited my two hobbies was just perfect.

    Thanks to my “model” for her patience and letting me use her wheelbarrow.

    Big thanks to the judges and staff at T and M for a great well organised competition.

    Hope to enter again next year so I better start buying some seeds.

    • Rebecca Tute Rebecca Tute says:

      Thanks for your comments Phil and well done again on your winning photo! I hope you’ve rewarded your helper for kindly letting you borrow her wheelbarrow!

  6. Jackie Newland says:

    I was so happy to receive a runner-up prize in the vegetables and fruit category, thank you so much. I feel all inspired for next year!

  7. Joy Gough says:

    Congratulations to you all, I have just seen the photographs and they are stunning.
    I am green with envy, I love gardening but still couldn’t take those photos,well done.
    I must try harder for next year or get new glasses or camera.

    • Rebecca Tute Rebecca Tute says:

      Thanks for your comment Joy, the photos really are amazing, aren’t they? We’ll be running photo competitions next year too, look out for them in spring.

  8. Emma Peterson says:

    Thank you – I’ve just been told I’ve come runner up for the beds and border photography competition. It’s nice to see that all our hard work has paid off :-)

  9. Maureen Allen says:

    Thank you for choosing our patio as this years winner, we enjoy sitting out and relaxing on our patio.
    We will enjoy filling our garden with flowers that we buy with our vouchers.

    Thank you

    Maureen Allen

  10. Tim Felce says:

    Just want to say how proud I am of my fiance, Amy Lloyd, for winning her category. No doubt she’ll soon enjoy planning on how best to use her vouchers :-)

  11. Craig Simpson says:

    There are some top class pictures in the Plant Portrait Competition, makes me think again on investing in a better camera for me to take some similar pictures this coming spring.

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