RHS North West in Bloom 2011 has recognised the hard work and dedication of green-fingered Manchester residents, awarding them a huge number of accolades.
Groups from across Manchester won a staggering 100 awards at the prestigious RHS North West in Bloom 2011 held in Soupthport on 19 and 20 October 2011.
After only entering for the first time last year Cranswick Square, Moss Side, was named best neighbourhood in the North West. Locals began brightening the area with baskets and planters but have since extended their attention to an abandoned croft which they have completely transformed.
The award for best alleygate in the North West went to The Chimes, Harpurphey. The Chimes has already been featured in Women's Weekly and has appeared on Gardener's Question Time.
Garden City, a first time entrant, received the Grow Your Own award for their project based in the Northern Quarter. You might not expect herb and food growing to take place in a bustling city centre neighbourhood but the group meet regularly for planting sessions and their hard work is noticeable all around the area.
Councillor Paul Andrews, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: "I'd like to congratulate everyone that was successful at North West in Bloom.
"All the groups continue to show an enormous level of commitment to brightening and improving their neighbourhoods and it is only right that their handwork should be recognised.
"The award winners are from right across the city and Manchester residents should feel proud of the effort they've put into making their neighbourhoods look even better"