Botanical Gardens Birmingham

Botanical Gardens Birmingham

Family Life and Abby Wilkes Photography organise a photo competition for families at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham to win the cover shot of Family Life Magazine.

I have been working together with Family Life, free magazine that is packed full of information, news, stories and features about family life, people and places that will be of interest to parents with babies and young children to the age of about 12 years.
Last year we organised a Family Life competition where families could enter to win the cover image of Family Life. Despite the fact that the day we did it in 2012 was cold, windy and not a single ray of sunshine, it was a huge success and it was decided we would run it again in 2013.

This time the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, The Botanical Gardens are the most wonderful gardens in Birmingham and have a music stand, a superb play area for the children and a great restaurant.

Once the competition was open, we had a record number of entries and at the end of April, eight lucky entrants were given free entry to the Botanical Gardens and half an hour slot with myself.

Despite the that it was a typical April day as in four seasons in one day, from sunshine, hail, rain and sleet, and not to forget the temperature, all children were a great sport and during the short interval that we had some sunshine, I was able to take some fab images thanks to the enthusiasm of the families.

The editor of Family Life, Wendy Flynn, now has the task of choosing the winning image for the front cover of the magazine.

Which one is your favourite?

I you would like to have a photo shoot at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, why don’t you get in contact either through the contact form on this website or on You can also call me directly on +44(0)7966 867306.