Your pictures: Gardens

image copyrightAmitrag Shetty
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "gardens", and we begin with this picture by Amitrag Shetty of Marques do Pombal Garden in Lisbon.
image copyrightRachael Ludbrook
image captionRachael Ludbrook: "Hellebore flowers tend to hang down close to the ground, so flowers are collected from the garden and floated in a bowl of water, so we can see their beautiful faces."
image copyrightMalcolm Baber
image captionMalcolm Baber: "Haddon Hall is a stunning English Tudor country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire. This old walled garden and rusting gates invited you through into the gardens."
image copyrightSophie Hodgson
image captionSophie Hodgson: "To me, these allium heads in my back garden look like spun gold, in the late afternoon sunlight of early autumn. The dark green background foliage only serves to emphasise the brightness of the golden seed heads."
image copyrightLes Hale
image captionLes Hale: "I've had a week in the garden - mostly in mud, preparing for a new patio. One morning I was met with this scene - with the warming sun raising steam from the frozen contents of the wheelbarrow."
image copyrightMary Chapman
image captionMary Chapman: "Taken at Rosemoor gardens in north Devon. It was just a fantastic experience to walk through the archway with all the melons hanging down."
image copyrightNigel Jackson
image captionNigel Jackson: "A scarecrow in the gardens at Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk."
image copyrightDorcas Johnson
image captionDorcas Johnson: "Keeping the topiary trimmed in Hua Hin, Thailand."
image copyrightJohn Le Brocq
image captionJohn Le Brocq captured the frost in his back garden in Trowbridge.
image copyrightLorraine Hawkins
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Lorraine Hawkins at The Alnwick Garden. The next theme is "adventure", and the deadline for your entries is 3 March. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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