TYNEDALE has been well represented in this year’s Northumbria in Bloom competition, picking up a string of awards.

It was a particularly successful year for Hexham, with the town winning 11 awards across the board.

Tanner’s Row picked up the overall award for the best residential community, while Hexham cemetery took home a gold award and Carntyne Care Home received a silver gilt.

The County Hotel, Hexham General Hospital, Hexham Golf Club, Wydon Water and the Sele Park and bowling green all received gold awards in their respective categories.

In the best shopping precinct, arcade, town centre or BID category, Hexham Town picked up a gold award, while there was delight for Mrs Strain, who was awarded a silver gilt for her private garden on Garden Terrace.

The town itself was awarded a silver gilt in the town category, with Morpeth taking home the overall award.

Meanwhile, it was also a successful year for Corbridge, which received eight awards including a gold award in the small town category.

Windsor Court retirement apartments was given a silver gilt, while The Garden Room and The Angel received silver awards.

Milkwell Court, Corbridge Parish Hall,Woodbine Terrace and Aydon Road allotments were all given gold awards in their respective categories. As ever, Ponteland was also successful, winning a gold award in the small town category alongside Corbridge.

The town also won five more awards, with a bronze award for St Mary’s churchyard and a silver gilt for Ponteland bowling and tennis club.

The Blackbird Inn, Peel House Apartments and Maureen Clarke Allotments all received a gold award.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Gateshead last week, attended by more than 400 people.

Jim Buttress, known as the ‘Queen’s gardener’ after his time as superintendent of the Royal Parks in London was the special guest presenter of the awards, while Marian Foster, who presents BBC Newcastle’s Garden Mania programme, acted as compere.