Photograph Exbury this summer and win some great prizes

Exbury Gardens have announced a fun summer holiday competition with the chance to win some great prizes. All you have to do is visit the Gardens armed with your camera (or tablet, or phone!), be inspired and take some great photographs! Exbury’s #MakingMemories photo competition runs throughout the summer up to and including 1 September. The winning photographer receives a complimentary Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway Family Season Ticket, whilst other great prizes include the chance for pictures to be published in the 2015 Exbury Gardens promotional leaflet and tickets to the ever-popular Exbury Ghost Train.

If photos help to lock in treasured memories, then Exbury provides a wonderful summer canvas. Maybe you’ll look to capture the reflections in the Top, Middle and Lower Ponds in Home Wood; the contorted shapes of the Wiggly Tree or the mirror-image of the Sundial Garden. Perhaps you’ll capture your family feeding the mighty Koi Carp in the Jubilee Pond; waving the flag on the Steam Railway or small children squeezing in to the hollow Domesday Yew. Or for the more specialist photographer, why not capture the beauty of the herbaceous blooms; the tiny orchids in the meadows or dragonflies in flight at the Ponds and Iris Garden? Whatever makes a special day out for you at Exbury – simply capture that image and forward to Exbury’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Exbury Gardens President Nicholas de Rothschild said: ‘Exbury is an inspirational place and a real treasure trove for a photographer. My grandfather who developed the Gardens in the early 20th century was a pioneer in the art of the autochrome, a very early form of colour photography. We have about one hundred of his glass autochromes, capturing the essence of the pre-World War 1 Edwardian era. Film made the autochrome redundant; digital cameras are doing a similar thing to film. But whatever your type of camera, the views to be captured at Exbury are timeless and myself and the family are looking forward immensely to judging entries in the competition. The more creative the images the better!’

To see the full #MakingMemories photo competition details, visit

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