GARDENERS and spectators from across the north and Midlands were set for two days of displays of some magnificent produce at one of the biggest shows on Hartlepool’s events calendar.
The Borough Hall, in Middlegate, on Hartlepool’s Headland, has opened its doors to play host to this year’s Hartlepool Horticultural Show.
The event, which is backed by Hartlepool Borough Council, is hailed as one of the finest shows in the North of England.
It is open to the public today from 12.30pm-5pm and tomorrow from 11am-4pm.
Scores of gardeners are entering their best blooms and a host of other horticultural produce for judges to cast their eye over.
People have been entering the popular event right up until this morning, with some late entries also coming on yesterday.
There are more than 100 categories, from chrysanthemums, roses and sweet peas to longest cucumber, heaviest potato and even best misshapen fruit or vegetable.
There are also home crafts categories for best carrot cake, fruit pie and fruit scone and children’s sections including best miniature garden on a plate and best fruit or vegetable man or model.
The British Gladiolus Society will be holding its northern regional competition at the event.