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.
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.”