Beautiful gardens, wonderful window boxes and spectacular streets have been recognised in this year’s Brighton and Hove City in Bloom awards.
The annual gardening competition’s prize ceremony was held at the Thistle Hotel yesterday afternoon.
Individual residents, communities and businesses are recognized for their part in improving the appearance of the city and for making it a more attractive place to live, work and visit.
The ceremony was attended by The Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton Brian and Norah Fitch and a raffle was held in aid of the Mayor’s charities.
The MC for the awards was Jean Griffin of “Dig It” Radio Sussex & Surrey and Radio Kent gardening expert.
Scroll down for a gallery of selected winners
Best Front Garden Sponsored by Brighton & Hove City in Bloom
Winner David Foreman of Patcham
Second Mr & Mrs C. Beard of Hove
Third Katrina Richard Hove
Best Street Sponsored by Brighton Marina
Winner Farman Street Residents Association, Hove
Second Lansdowne Area Residents Association Hove
Third Kemp Town Gardening & Community Group
Best Basement Sponsored by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Winner Chris Hambleton , Brighton
Second David and Valerie Tilson Hove
Third Michael Twigg
Best Window Box, Sponsored by Brightspace
Winners Joint First Barbara Aston Kemp Town and Yvonne West, North Laine
Third Mr and Mrs. Adams Brighton
Best Hanging Basket sponsored by Clearstone Resin Surfaces
Winner Barbara Aston Kemp Town
Second Hannah Ball North Laine
Third Hazel Cooper Hangleton
Best Commercial Frontage, Sponsored by Priors Letting & Estate Agents
Winners Joint First Donatello Restaurant The Lanes & Trellis Restaurant, Rottingdean
Third Liz Burri Regency Landown Guest House
Best Licensed Premises Sponsored by Visit Brighton
Winner The Foragers Hove
Second Ye Olde Black Horse Rottingdean
Third The Bat and Ball Ditchling Road
Best Wildlife Garden Sponsored by Infinity Foods Co-operative
Winner Wayne and Lorna De Strete, Portslade
Second Jan and Rusty Curry
Joint Third George Williams Centre, Portslade and The Green Centre, Manor Hill.
Best Kept Allotment Sponsored by R. Meakers Fencing
Winner Ali Hasan of Court Farm Site Patcham
Second Robert Woodhart Court Farm Site
Third Giuseppe Todaro Moulsecoomb Site
Best Community Award sponsored by Food Partnership
Winner Stanford & Cleveland Community Garden
Second Martlets Hospice Garden
Third London Road Station Partnership
Best Primary School Sponsored by Brighton & Hove Bus Co.
Winner Rudyard Kipling School Woodingdean
Second Carlton Hill Primary School
Third Moulsecoomb Primary School
Special Awards for Most Creative, Most Imaginative, Most Resourceful
All won by Emmaus.
Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsored Guns Florist won by Mr & Mrs. R.
Adams of Brighton