The Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead have shared the winning images of their photography competition.

The two winning photographs highlighted the beauty of the Surrey farm in summer, with close ups of a child from Chessington and industrious bee claiming the top prizes.

Elaine Whelan won the ‘Portrait’ category with an entry that featured her 12-year-old daughter Isabella.

Elaine, from Chessington, is a business analyst for Royal Mail and described herself as an enthusiastic amateur photographer.

"I love taking photos but never seem to have enough time to take things more seriously!" She said.

"We have visited the farm a few times but I’ve never entered the photo competition before.

"To have this one take first prize is the icing on the cake!" Elaine added.

Surrey Comet: 'Natural World' Winner Magdalena Bamber's winning entry. Image: Mayfield Lavender Farm'Natural World' Winner Magdalena Bamber's winning entry. Image: Mayfield Lavender Farm

Magdalena Bamber meanwhile won the ‘Natural World’ category for her submission of a bee harvesting pollen amongst the lavender, taken on the hottest day of the year.

“I am thrilled and honoured," Magdelena told Mayfield Farm after learning she had won.

"It’s been an absolute pleasure to visit Mayfield Lavender Fields with friends.

"It was my fifth visit there. It has turned into an annual event," she added.

Magdalena works at Moor House School & College in Oxted, a specialist school for children with developmental language disorder.

"Photography is my outlet for an artistic expression of love for nature’s beauty, passion for observing the play of light and dark, illumination and shadow; transforming what the eye meets into magic.

"I’ve been taking photos for as long as I’ve had a camera, with a roll of film in the 90s to begin with," Magdelena said.

Mayfield Lavender Farm is a 25 acre organic lavender farm in Banstead and opens from June to September every year.