These are the best gardens in Blackpool - according to Blackpool in Bloom judges

These are the best gardens in Blackpool according to experts from Blackpool in Bloom as the organisation presented its latest annual awards to green-fingered resort residents.

The awards were presented to the winners and runners-up by Blackpool Mayor Coun Kathryn Benson and Mayoress, Mrs Therese Clark, in front of a packed Derham Lounge at the Winter Gardens.

The panel of four judges visited the 28 gardens taking part in the competition in late July. Each judge gave marks from 40 points:10 for Design, 10 for Colour, 10 for Impact and 10 for Maintenance.

Organiser Elaine Smith stepped in at the last minute to make this year’s event happen after the previous team was unable to carry on and, with help from Blackpool Council in particular and other sponsors The Blackpool Civic Trust, the Friends of Stanley Park and the Winter Gardens Trust and the Winter Gardens, brought the popular competition back.