SLIDESHOW: A blooming impressive show at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show

A FLURRY of colour and some of the best home-grown produce was on show during a popular annual attraction.

Hundreds of gardeners flocked to Hartlepool’s Borough Hall, on the Headland, for the 2013 Hartlepool Horticultural Show.

Show organiser Tom Hammond.

Show organiser Tom Hammond.

With 110 categories to enter, there was something for every type of green-fingered enthusiast, including the ever-popular mis-shapen fruit and vegetables category.

There was also new sections on offer, for those participants for which gardening was not such a forte, for home crafts, such as best carrot cake, fruit pie and fruit scone.

There was also a chance for young growers to shine, with children’s sections including miniature garden on a plate and fruit or vegetable man or model.

Even for the non-gardeners, spectators were treated to a visual treat of colour, with an array of blooms on display, such as carnations, dahlias, chrysanthemums, gladioli, fuchsias and sweet peas, as well as many other bright-coloured blossoms.

The Northern Gladiolus Society’s involvement in the annual competition also attracted a host of participants from around the region.

Show secretary Tom Hammond said the event was a huge success and added: “The show went very well.

“We had around 500 people entering this year’s event.”