A photographer from the UK has collected £7500 along with the title International Garden Photographer of the Year as the results of the ninth competition have been announced. Richard Bloom took the first prize with a picture of a field of lupins he came across while in the South Island of New Zealand in the summer of 2015. Bloom commented 'The landscape was already amazing, scattered with drifts of naturalised lupins, which gave it an almost psychedelic, wonderland feel.'

The competition has eight main categories along with additional prizes for portfolios, projects and photographers under the age of 16. The competition culminates in an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, in Kew, London, and a book is produced of the winning entries and those commended. On request judges also offer feedback on entries once the winners are announced.

The 2016 competition is already open for entries, and is open to photographers around the globe, with a deadline of October 31st. Entry costs from £10 for adults.

To see more of the winning entries visit the International Garden Photographer of the Year website.