Hillier Gardens young photographers’ competition

View the winning photos from our autumn themed photo competition of the Gardens

In September and October we asked our young visitors to capture the beauty of the season and enter our photography competition. They didn't need any previous experience to take part – just some form of camera and an eye for detail.

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Under 7 years category

Autumn theme: colours

Close up of red and yellow flowers in the green grass Winner


Taken by the Visitor Pavilion

Tall tree with lots of orange leaves Runner-up


Taken near the Pond

Small tree with red leaves standing among a green grassy hill Runner-up


Taken near Acer Valley

Age 7 to 10 years category

Autumn theme: textures

Close-up of a green leaf with pink edges Winner


Taken near Centenary border

Close-up of a green leaf Runner-up


Taken near Winter Garden

Split open conker casings resting on bark Runner-up


Taken near the Horse Chestnut tree, by the stream

Age 11 to 14 years category

Autumn theme: shadows and/or contrast

Sunlight streaking across grass Winner


Taken near Magnolia Avenue

Close-up of a red flower lying on the ground Runner-up


Taken near Centenary border

A pond lined with autumnal trees Runner-up


Taken near the pond

Age 15 to 18 years category

Autumn theme: hidden details, distortion or magnification