A PHOTOGRAPHER at a Carmarthenshire landmark has been recognised in an international competition for his photo of the gardens.

Nigel McCall, the photographer at Aberglasney Gardens, has been recognised in the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition.

His image was titles May Morning and was taken in Aberglasney’s Upper Walled Garden. The picture was ‘highly commended’ in the Beautiful Gardens category.

Nigel – who has been volunteering at Aberglasney since 2014 - said: “I am pleased to have been recognised once again in this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year awards. I take photos of the gardens for pleasure rather than rewards, but it is always heart-warming when given accolades for the hobby I enjoy doing so much.”

It is not the first time that Nigel’s work has been recognised in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition as he has won 18 awards in the competition over eight years. This includes three first places, one third place, six finalist, five highly commended and three commended.

Jim Stribling, director of operations at Aberglasney said, “Congratulations to Nigel on this latest recognition of his hard work and dedication. We are very grateful to him for all the time he puts in to visiting Aberglasney and producing such amazing photographs. It’s thanks to Nigel that we’re blessed with a wealth of beautiful images of the gardens throughout the seasons.”

Nigel’s photographs of Aberglasney are on display in the mansion and a book of his images – Aberglasney Gardens-a calendar year, as well as jigsaws and postcards with some of his pictures, can be bought at the gift shop in the gardens.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year award sees more than 20,0000 entries from 50 countries.