Halcyon Days – Winner Announced!

The competition is now closed and the winners have been announced!


Dispel the post-Christmas gloom with these gorgeous pictures from the winners of ‘Halcyon Days’, the summer photography competition from Easton Walled Gardens.

Early Morning SomerbyCredit: Tessa Smith, Somerby, Melton Mowbray.

Tessa Smith from Somerby in Leicestershire captured “Early Morning” on a summer’s day which ensured her First Prize and £500 in this popular competition, sponsored by Savills. The judges felt that the image really captured the peace of a summer’s morning.

Ursula Cholmeley from Easton Walled Gardens said: “We’ve had a fantastic response with well over 1,000 entries from all across the country, brilliantly reflecting the variety of categories.  We decided to run this competition as Eastonis famous for its 400 year old gardens, set in the heart of England. Easton encapsulates much of what is wonderful about Britain’s great outdoors and wildlife.”

 squirrel amongst bluebellsCredit: William Richardson, West Brompton, London

Dave Goodson from Savills added: “All the entries were excellent. There are some very talented photographers out there, and it’s great to see that they’ve joined in this competition with such enthusiasm.”

The winning images, and those of the runners up, will be on view at a special exhibition at Easton during Snowdrop Week from 11th – 19th February 2016.


Jason Ingram: Garden Photographer of the Year

Clare Foggett: Editor, The English Garden

David Goodson:Head of Savills rural business in the Midlands

James Alexander-Sinclair: Garden Designer, TV presenter & journalist

Rupert Uloth: Deputy Editor, Country Life

Fred and Ursula Cholmeley: Easton Walled Gardens


Summer Life, The Countryside at Work, Easton Walled Gardens, Wildlife, Rural or Garden Landscape, Plant Portraits.

For all further press information and images, please email sh@eastonwalledgardens.co.uk

Great Crested Grebe Family Credit: Alastair Marsh, North Yorks