Blooming marvellous

Some of the winners of the Alnwick in Bloom and Northumbria in Bloom competitions this year were presented with their prizes at a ceremony at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Some of the winners of the Alnwick in Bloom and Northumbria in Bloom competitions this year were presented with their prizes at a ceremony at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
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Winners of the Alnwick in Bloom and Northumbria in Bloom competitions were presented with their prizes at an awards evening at The Alnwick Garden last week.

Awards were given for the best gardens and commercial premises in the town, as well as those who won the shop window competition.

Gazette and Alnwick in Bloom Sunflower Challenge winners Liam McDonough (12ft 8ins, second), Aimee McDonough (13ft 1in, first), Yeverin Lobb (12ft 4ins, third) and Olivia Robertson (10ft 9ins, highly commended) received their prizes at a ceremony at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Gazette and Alnwick in Bloom Sunflower Challenge winners Liam McDonough (12ft 8ins, second), Aimee McDonough (13ft 1in, first), Yeverin Lobb (12ft 4ins, third) and Olivia Robertson (10ft 9ins, highly commended) received their prizes at a ceremony at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Youngsters who were shortlisted in the Gazette’s Sunflower Challenge were also given their prizes at the event.

In first place was Aimee McDonough with a 13ft 1in bloom, second was her brother Liam, whose entry was 12ft 8in, and in third was Yeverin Lobb with a 12ft 4in flower.

Five youngsters were also highly commended for their efforts.

Chairman of Alnwick in Bloom, Tom Pattinson, said: “We had the tallest sunflower ever in the seven years of running the competition and it is really good to see youngsters getting into gardening.”