While lockdown has certainly been an interesting experience thus far, it has seen an increase in crisis gardening, with people turning their attention to their outdoor spaces and getting back to nature in all sorts of ways.
And to help celebrate isolation gardening, the Daily Telegraph has just launched a competition to find Britain’s best gardens, which could be just the motivation you need to keep going with your outdoor pursuits at this time.
There are three categories you can enter – family (which could be an inventive BBQ corner or a kids’ area, for example), veg growing (anything from herbs on a windowsill to a neat plot in the garden) or sanctuary (any peaceful space with wildflowers and weeds, or something more maintained with trees and rare blooms).
There are some great prizes up for grabs, with first prize set as a new Kensington Shed worth £2,358 made from treated timber. Runners-up will each win a Gothic boot store, which will be delivered ready-assembled so you don’t have to worry about putting it together.
To enter, all you need to do is take a few photos of your garden area and fill in the form on the Telegraph website. Job done!
Tips for taking great photographs include taking shots in the middle of the day to avoid harsh or overexposed pictures. Using a smartphone can also help you take more immediate and off-the-cuff photographs, so perhaps think about putting the DSLR away from time to time.
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