VBG In Bloom

2023 In-Bloom Photo Contest

The spring photo contest is expanding to capture all the seasons and activities in the Gardens. Entrants will be able to submit up to three photos taken throughout the
year 2022 and spring 2023. The entry period will be April 3 – 28, 2023.

Similar to past contests, the Peoples Choice winners will be selected by voting on Facebook. The Judges Choice winners will be chosen by our panel of professional
photographers.

We look forward to seeing many seasonal highlights from the Gardens
through the lenses of our members and visitors. 

2022 In-Bloom Photo Contest Winners

Ventura County photographers of all ages and skill levels shared their BEST two images highlighting the plants, flowers, and scenes throughout the Chilean, California Ramble, Mediterranean, and South African Gardens. It was remarkable to have our locals share the magic within the Gardens, and we are excited to announce the winners for the annual 2022 Annual In Bloom Photo Contest.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Seen in the Gardens

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Sarah Dillion

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

Botanical Detail

1st Place Botanical Detail

1st Place: Sylvia Gabrie

Garden: The Chilean Garden

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2nd Place: Johanna Washington

Garden: The Cape of South Africa Garden

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3rd Place: Jacqueline Counter

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

Texture & Color

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1st Place: Sarah Dillion

Garden: The Cape of South Africa Garden

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2nd Place: Becky Clearwater

Garden: The Cape of South Africa Garden

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3rd Place: Sean Doll

Garden: The Chilean Garden

Views and Scenes

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1st Place: Kelly Nakamaru

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

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2nd Place: Nicky Diaz

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

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3rd Place: Damian Merritt

Garden: Unkown/Other

People Choice Winners

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1st Place: Adela Lisanti

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

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2nd Place: Adela Lisanti

Garden: The Chilean Garden

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3rd Place: Sarah Dillion

Garden: The California Ramble Garden

2021 Winners

Botanical Detail

Botanical Detail, 1st Place - Judy Layman

1st Place: Judy Layman

Garden: South African Fynbos

Botanical Detail, 2nd Place - Laura Dunbar

2nd Place: Laura Dunbar

Garden: Chilean Garden

Botanical Detail, 3rd Place - Jacqueline Counter

3rd Place: Jacqueline Counter

Garden: South African Fynbos

Texture and Color

Texture & Color, 1st Place - Ashley Brown

1st Place: Ashley Brown

Garden: Chilean Garden

Texture & Color, 2nd Place - Mayra Plascencia

2nd Place: Mayra Plascencia

Garden: South African Fynbos

Texture & Color, 3rd Place - Erlich Rosenberger

3rd Place: Erlich Rosenberger

Garden: Chilean Garden

Seen in Garden

Seen In Garden, 1st Place - Nicole Horn

1st Place: Nicole Horn

Garden: California Ramble

Seen In Garden, 2nd Place - Benjamin Mati

2nd Place: Benjamin Mati

Garden: South African Karoo

Views and Scenes

Views & Scenes, 1st Place - Benjamin Mati

BEST OF SEASON PHOTO WINNER

1st Place: Benjamin Mati

Garden: South African Fynbos

Views and Scenes, 2nd Place - Judy Layman

2nd Place: Judy Layman

Garden: South African Fynbos

People’s Choice Winners

People's Choice, 1st Place - Matt Thompson, In Bloom Contest

1st Place: Matt Thompson

Garden: South African Fynbos

People's Choice, 2nd Place - Susie Jensen, In Bloom Contest

2nd Place: Susie Jensen

Garden: South African Fynbos

People's Choice, 3rd Place - Christine Le, In Bloom Contest

3rd Place: Christine Le

Garden: Chilean Garden

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