Garden glory through a lens

From colourful close ups, to broad sweeping panoramas - the competition to be the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013 attracted thousands of entries from across the globe. But with standards high, which image clinched the top accolade?

Take a look at some of the best of the finalists here - with competition director Philip Smith.

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Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 1 March 2013.


International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013

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