Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Light Fantastic Photography Exhibition at Fairhaven Garden Norfolk Broads


Visitors to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, Norfolk Broads, can view the finalists in the garden’s ‘Light Fantastic’ photography competition on display in the tearoom until Friday, January 11, when the winners of the adult and under 12 categories will be announced. All photographs entered in the competition were taken at Fairhaven. The garden is open every day over the Christmas period, but is closed on Christmas Day.

Photograph by David Balcombe, adult finalist

Wildlife photographer, Peter Mallett who headed the judging panel, which chose a shortlist of eight adult entries and three under 12 entries, said: “The judges were particularly impressed with the way photographers had thought about the theme when composing their entries. This was particularly evident in some of the under 12 photographs.”

The winners’ prizes will be:

Adult – a Kata press reporter bag from Wex Photographic, a print of the winning photograph framed by Peter Mallett, plus a year’s Fairhaven Garden family membership. The photograph will also feature on the cover of the local Village Book.

Under 12 – an Olympus VG-130 compact Camera from Wex Photographic, a print of the winning photograph framed by Peter Mallett, plus a year’s Fairhaven Garden family membership.

Photograph by Callum Lewis under 12 finalist

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk, tel. 01603 270449.

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.