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Dates: 24/03/2017 - 31/10/2017
As part of the build-up to 2018 and the 200-year anniversary of the death of Repton, Sheringham Park has joined forces with the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition to search for images taken at places he helped design.
To make this happen, IGPOTY have the launched a new special award called ‘Humphry Repton’ which will launch on the anniversary of Repton’s death, March 24th. Photographers can enter here: https://igpoty.com/competitions/humphry-repton-2017/
There are National Trust vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Winning images will also be published in the beautiful annual book of International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11 and also exhibited at Sheringham Park in 2018.
Repton was involved in more than 300 commissions across the country including several in the east of England. As well as Sheringham Park, he was involved in the design of the Holkham Estate, Catton Park and at Bracondale in Norwich. Further afield, the National Trust’s Wimpole in Cambridgeshire, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, Harewood House in West Yorkshire and Russell Square in London all bear the mark of Humphry Repton.
However, it was Sheringham Park that he considered as his most favourite work, stating in the Red Book design for the park: “Sheringham possessed more natural beauty and local advantages than any place I have ever seen.”
Malcolm Fisher, Visitor Services Manager at Sheringham Park is looking forward to seeing the best images from the competition on display in 2018.
“I am very much aware how much the Repton views are still enjoyed today here at Sheringham Park, and it will be fascinating to see images from right across the country showing the impact he still has on the landscape 200 years on from his death.”
Tyrone McGlinchey, Managing Director of International Garden Photographer of the Year said: “Making the connection between photography and unique green spaces whilst encouraging public engagement with the natural world is one of our main objectives. We’re really excited to launch this special award, create these connections and share the beauty of plants and gardens through the lens of a truly great landscape gardener.”