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Prizes up for grabs

  • High-quality printed canvas of your winning photo
  • Selection of seasonal seeds to grow or share
  • Tickets for gardens, up to the value of £30
  • Feature in 2020 calendar and three copies of the final calendar

Monthly winners

  • Each month, there will be one winner from each category
  • These will be announced in the app, and each winner will receive a printed canvas and seed selection

Overall winners

  • Twelve of the best photos from our monthly winners will be selected to feature in a 2020 calendar
  • These twelve people will each receive three copies of the calendar and tickets for a garden of their choice, up to the value of £30

What is Candide?

Candide is an app for people interested in plants to find inspiration and knowledge. In the app, you’ll find places to visit, ideas for what to plant in your garden, and a friendly community who are passionate about gardening.

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What is Candide?

A screenshot of an iPhone showing the Candide app's main feed, containing a photo of fresh vegatables

Awards for the following categories

Formal Image

Formal Garden



Landscape Image

Landscape Garden



Autumnal Image

Autumnal Colours



Winter Image

Winter Garden



Architecture Image


in the Garden


Wildlife Image

Garden Wildlife



Secret Image

Secret Garden



City Image

City Garden


How it works

  • To participate, download the app and create an account
  • Post your photo and tell us what you love about the garden
  • Use the hashtag #welovegardens and the hashtag of the category you would like to enter (please limit this to two categories per post)


#welovegardens #formal will give you entry to the Formal Garden category

#welovegardens #wildlife #secret will give you entry to the Garden Wildlife and Secret Garden categories

Step by step guide

If you are not an app user, please contact our support at [email protected] for help with registering and submitting.
For a more detailed explanation, see our FAQs.

Key Dates

5th April

Competition opens

After each month

Monthly winners announced

30th October

Competition closes

15th November

Calendar winners announced

Follow @CandideUK on our app to stay up to date


Yes, of course! This competition is aimed at sharing our love for gardens via Candide.
Your choice. Smartphone, GoPro, SLR camera, whatever you’re most comfortable using.
Monthly prizes will be awarded after the end of each month and announced in the app by @CandideUK.
Yesm Candide Garden Photography Competition is completely free for all participants.
To apply, you will need to download and install Candide (it's free), create an account, and follow the instructions here.
To facilitate the prize delivery, we would require participants to provide us with a United Kingdom or Irish address.
Email us at [email protected]

Download the app now and enter

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