Have you got the best blooms in Alnwick?

Geoff Anderson tied for first place in the Best Garden category last year.  Picture by Jane Coltman
Geoff Anderson tied for first place in the Best Garden category last year. Picture by Jane Coltman

The best blooms, cracking containers and gorgeous gardens.

If you think your green-fingered efforts are the cream of the crop, you could pick up a prize.

The Gazette has teamed up with Alnwick in Bloom for its annual garden competition.

It’s that time of year again when the town’s gardeners can put their horticultural efforts under scrutiny.

This year, the organisers are hoping to attract more young growers with a class for the best children’s garden.

Flowers or vegetables, begonias or beetroot, it doesn’t matter what’s being grown. As long as the garden has been tended by a youngster, it’s eligible to enter.

The 2018 competition features six classes: Best Commercial Premises, including hotels, pubs and care homes; Best Guest House; Best Residental Garden; Best Residential Container Display; Best Residential Retirement Complex; and Best Children’s Garden.

If you want to put your gardening skills to the test, buy a copy of this week’s Gazette, fill in the form on Page 30 and return it to Alnwick in Bloom, 6 Clayport Mews, Alnwick, NE66 1LB, by Tuesday, July 25.

The judges will then visit all of the entrants between Wednesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 8.

A prize-giving ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 4, in the Pavilion at The Alnwick Garden.

Good luck!