Earlier this year we asked you to vote online to choose the cover image for our 2018 Calendar. Thousands of you voted and we’re delighted to reveal that the clear winner is the beautiful photograph of Aquilegia ‘Nora Barlow’, taken by Gardeners’ World Magazine reader Alison Pretious. Congratulations to Alison. View the three runner up images, below.
Our 2018 Calendar is packed with 11 more gorgeous garden images. Pick up your calendar free with the December issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, available Thursday 23 November, 2017. The magazine is full of creative Christmas projects, gift guides, Alan’s tips on winter pruning, Monty’s seasonal pots, advice on creating a windowsill allotment and much else besides.
Many of you voted for the image of Rosa ‘Summertime’ by Paul Debois, which perfectly captures this gorgeous variety. Find it on the June page of your calendar.
Anemone obtusiloba is a dainty alpine plant that flowers from May right through to September. Torie Chugg’s uplifting photograph struck a chord with many voters.
Rosehips and winterberry
Sarah Cuttle’s photograph of rosehips (Rosa canina) and winterberry (Ilex verticillata) would have made a wonderful calendar cover. Enjoy it instead during December!