International Garden Photographer of the Year
Wed May 9 - Tue Aug 7
Bringing colour, life and floral fun to one of York’s best loved shopping streets, Bloom! invites you to experience Coney Street as never seen before.
Inspired by historical celebrations which saw the street adorned with flora in all shapes and sizes, some of the city’s most inspired creatives have truly made their mark on this notable part of York. With garlands of greenery, floral hoops, ribbons, colour, music, performers and oh so much more, this will be an experience to savour, and a retail therapy outing with a difference!
Some of the finest images of plant life, gardens and green spaces in the world are here this summer, in York’s own magnificent York Museum Gardens. Now in its 12th year, The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious photographic competition in this genre, featuring works which celebrate the beauty and importance of the green planet. Appropriately located in one of the city’s best loved and most visited of urban green parks, this year’s competition highlights take up residence on the Main Lawn of the Gardens for the duration of the summer.
From a huge 19,000 entries, from more than 50 countries, be wowed by twelve of the winning entries. With free entry to the Gardens there’s no excuse to miss the world’s best garden photography, featuring classic categories such as Beautiful Gardens and The Beauty of Plants, plus newly introduced categories such as Abstract Views and My Garden Stories. For a taster, or to find out how to enter yourself, visit igpoty.com. With thanks to NFU Countryside for making this exhibition in York possible.