THE Gibraltar Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes travelled to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew to attend the launch of the 10th anniversary International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Exhibition and book, at the Nash Conservatory.
IGPOTY is the most acclaimed international botanical photography exhibition, attracting great interest from gardeners and plant lovers as well as photographers. This year’s competition alone saw around 20,000 entries.
Dr Cortes, who in his 20 years as Director of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, was a regular visitor to Kew and was invited to write the introduction to the special 10th anniversary publication and was requested to be present at the launch which was attended by all the winning photographers, including the overall winner Lee Acaster, and senior representatives of Kew Gardens, IGPOTY, and the Royal Photographic Society.
Following on from the 2016 Bicentenary of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens at the Alameda, the exhibition will be brought over to Gibraltar later this year.