Green-fingered residents can showcase their gardening talents as North Tyneside Council prepares to host its annual gardening competition.
North Tyneside in Bloom invites residents, businesses, schools and community groups to show off the dedication and hard work that goes into maintaining their gardens and outdoor areas.
The variety included in the categories, ranging from ‘best young gardener’ to ‘conservation and wildlife’, to ‘best use of outdoor space’, helps ensure that North Tyneside in Bloom is suited to budding gardeners of all ages and abilities.
Applications are now being accepted and will be until the closing date of June 17, with judging taking place throughout July and August.
Speaking on the event, Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member with responsibility for the Environment, said: “North Tyneside in Bloom is a fantastic opportunity for our residents to show off the outdoor areas they work so hard to develop and maintain.
“As the council, we strive to maintain the borough as a great place to live, work and visit. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the outstanding effort from so many of our residents.
“I would like to wish everybody the best of luck and I am looking forward to seeing what all the entries have in store for us.”
With support from the Gosforth Garden Centre, who are sponsoring prizes to the winners in each category, the competition is able to reward people for helping the borough blossom and enhance its reputation as a scenic location.