The Garden in June

Our photography competition is open throughout the whole summer, giving you plenty of opportunity to take photos in our brilliant gardens.

June is the month when people’s gardens are at their best, a cornucopia of flowers providing colour, scent and texture. If you are armed with a camera you are spoilt for choice so here is a short list of suggestions that might help you decide where to point the lens:

Everyone’s favourites that come in a staggering range, miniature, standard, small shrub, large shrub, climbing, rambling, modern, old-fashioned – you can’t beat them.

A favourite climber with an array of flowers, some as large as dinner plates, others tiny and dainty.

An enormous family of often brilliantly coloured flowers.

Confusingly there are two totally different types but they are equally good subjects for photos. The first are hardy geraniums which are an indispensable part of flower borders and cottage gardens; the second are pelargoniums, usually grown as house plants, in greenhouses, or in pots, they originate from South Africa, usually don’t survive outside in the British winter and come in shades of luxuriant red, purple and pink.

A flowering shrub that produces one of the most gorgeous scents of any summer flowering plants that evokes the lazy days of a British summer. Better known as Mock-Orange – as which it is captured in myriad soaps, colognes and candles, there are lots of different varieties of these shrubs, most have white flowers.


Photo – Clematis and Roses at Broughton Castle by Andrew Lawson

Don’t miss a thing

Sign up to hear more about gardens, events and our
activities throughout the year

By completing this form, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or over and that you are happy to receive emails from the National Garden Scheme in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We will never share your details with anyone else without your express permission.


Our donations for 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £75,000
Donor 5 £85,000
Donor 6 £85,000
Donor 7 £206,208
Donor 8 £500,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £400,000
Donor 11 £500,000
Donor 12 £250,000