Several talented photographers have been announced as the winners of Geilston Garden’s annual calendar competition for 2024.

First place was awarded to Susan McGourley for her pumpkin picture, second was Aysha Sohail with her photo of the garden’s beautiful lilacs, and third went to Stephen Phillips for his snap of a butterfly resting on a bluebell.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Susan McGourley's winning 'Autumn Bounty'Susan McGourley's winning 'Autumn Bounty' (Image: Susan McGourley)

Other photographers who had their pictures chosen for the calendar were Hannah Hughes, Andrea Robinson, Rosie Montgomery, Alison Tinlin, John Gillies, Elizabeth Leyden, Richard Sutcliffe, Ruby McDougall, and Natalie MacDonald.

One of the Friends Ken Readman said: “All photos have to be taken in the garden and we use an external judge to select the final 12 photographs.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Aysha Sohail's second place picture 'Lilac Sea'Aysha Sohail's second place picture 'Lilac Sea' (Image: Aysha Sohail)

“Despite starting the competition early in the season it is only in the last couple of weeks that we receive most of the entries which makes things rather hectic.”

All pictures in the calendar showcase the garden as to qualify for entry, each photograph must have been snapped on the grounds.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Stephen Phillips' third place picture of 'Biodiversity at Geilston'Stephen Phillips' third place picture of 'Biodiversity at Geilston' (Image: Stephen Phillips)

The Friends of Geilston have been running the competition for five years and use the sale of the calendars to supplement their funds and help publicise the garden.