Some blooming marvellous gardeners were awarded at a ceremony for the winners of Erewash in Bloom.
The winners of the annual event were presented with their awards at Morley Hayes Golf Club.
The bloom contest is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign and features a whole range of categories, from best front and back gardens and best hanging baskets through to best business display, school garden, and a fun tallest sunflower
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, presented the awards to the green fingered winners.
They included John White from Stanley Common who won best front garden.
John Eley from Stanley had the best hanging baskets and planters, and best large back garden.
The prize for best small back garden went to Steven and Ann Ryles from Long Eaton.
The Friends of Kirk Hallam won best street or communal area, and Chaucer Junior School won best school garden.
Councillor Mike Wallis, the council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “This is always a special event as we salute our bloom champions and marvel at the wonderful displays and gardening skills that have been on show throughout the summer.
“It has been another difficult job for the judges, with some tremendous entries this year. Well done to everyone who entered and I congratulate all our winners.”
There was also an award for the tallest sunflower which wen to Alfie and Millie Weston from Long Eaton.