The winner of Aberglasney Gardens' 25th birthday card competition has been revealed.

12-year-old Rhian Craig's drawing was crowned the victor amongst hundreds of entries.

The competition was judged by artist Andrew Douglas-Forbes, who will host an exhibition at the gardens in July, signifying his long-term association with Aberglasney.

Rhian, a student at Parc y Tywyn primary school, left a lasting impression on the judges with her detailed pencil sketch of the Aberglasney mansion and cloister garden.

Mr Douglas-Forbes was impressed by the standard of the entries, stating: "Congratulations to Rhian.

"Your drawing stood out amongst all the entries for me as it looked so realistic.

"The standard of entries was very high. Thank you to all who entered.

"I can see a lot of time and effort has gone in to each piece of art."

Rhian and a group of her friends are being welcomed for a fun-filled and educational tour of Aberglasney.

They will also be treated to a birthday party lunch at the tearooms.

The wealth of talent demonstrated didn't stop at first place; second and third prizes were also granted.

Second prize was won by 12-year-old Yeju Kim from Ysgol Coedcae in Llanelli and the third position was bagged by eight-year-old Ioan Rossiter from Ysgol Gorslas.

They were both given a £10 voucher for Aberglasney's giftshop.

The winner's announcement was part of Aberglasney's birthday bash on July 4.

Visitors can appreciate all entries which will be on display at the mansion until the end of July.

To continue the 25th-anniversary celebrations, Aberglasney is hosting a series of events over the coming months.

Mr Douglas-Forbes will grace the gardens again from July 19 to July 25; he plans to display 25 pieces for 25 glorious years.

Aberglasney Gardens, with its unique fully restored Elizabethan cloister garden and history of being featured in the BBC series 'A Garden Lost In Time', has been welcoming visitors since July 4, 1999, following an extensive restoration.

Details of the upcoming anniversary celebrations can be found on the Aberglasney website and social media platforms.