Here is a short video from the 9th annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest at an art show opening reception at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. In the video, 9 of the 11 winning photographers describe how and where they took their winning images. All 17 stunning photos were taken in DC-area gardens. Both inspirational and educational, this show represents the best of garden photography in the greater DC metropolitan region. You may come by and view the photos any time during the normal Meadowlark Visitor Center's lobby hours (10am-7pm daily). The photo show runs through September 1.
Washington Gardener Magazine is already announcing a 10th Annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest. Start gathering your images now and throughout this year. Most all of the entry rules will remain the same as this year’s contest. We will again accept the entries during the first three weeks of January.
Washington Gardener magazine (http://www.washingtongardener.com/) is the gardening publication specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. Washington Gardener Magazine’s basic mission is to help DC area gardens grow better. The magazine is written entirely by and for local area gardeners.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens) is a park of beauty, conservation, education and discovery. Throughout the year at this 95-acre complex are large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Walking trails, lakes, more than 20 varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage create a sanctuary of beauty and nature. Meadowlark is part of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
THANK YOU TO OUR PRIZE SPONSORS:
• Capital Photography Center, LLC
• DODGE-CHROME, Inc.
• Timber Press
• Washington Gardener Magazine
THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES:
• Katherine Lambert (http://www.katherinelambert.com/)
• Patty Hankins (http://beautifulflowerpictures.com/)