A picture of a willow tree, taken by Horsham photographer Tom Hard, won a first prize in the 2012 RHS photo competition.
Tom’s picture was the winning entry in the society’s ‘plant portraits’ section.
Tom, 26, a former employee of Horsham Photo Centre, told the County Times he took the picture - the first he has submitted to the RHS’ annual competition - in Regent’s Park in London.
He has a selection of pictures available for purchase online at: www.photo4me.com/tomhard
“I’ve had the luxury of being able to travel around a bit,” he said.
“The New York and Rome photos I particularly liked, and there’s a quite nice one of a spiral staircase in the Vatican.”
Organisers said they had a record number of entries this year, having gone digital and allowed entries to be submitted via their website.
Winning entries can be seen at www.rhs.org.uk/competitions/photo-competition