I offer my modest gardener-in-a-cold-corner-of-the-world congratulations to Rosanna Castrini, winner of the 2014 Garden Photographer of the Year, awarded by the Royal Botanic Garden.
Sit back a moment and admire. Let yourself feel the glorious results of rain and sunshine, a gardener's care and a photographer's inspired observation. Sigh.
"We all love single plant portraits – but it is much more difficult to make a successful picture of many plants together in association. To me, this picture is as close to perfection as you can get. I love the contrasting shapes and textures of the three types of flower. All the plants are in perfect condition. The photographer has recognised a very skilful piece of planting and has made a straightforward rendering of it, in lovely light and with no tricks."
– Andrew Lawson, competition judge