Growers show their petal at Highgate and Hampstead Garden Suburb horticultural shows
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
As the summer finally began to turn to autumn, judges were running the rule over flowers, vegetables and bakes in Highgate and Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Highgate's show in the United Reformed Church saw a "remarkable trug of vegetables" by Gary Sycamore, according to the Royal Horticultural Society judge David.
Camden Council's deputy mayor Sabrina Francis awarded prizes to winners. Mr Sycamore and Jeannie Willis were among the prizes, and Laura Boothman won the Alice Allender award.
Meanwhile the Free Church Hall in Hampstead Garden Suburb was inundated with visitors.
With music provided by Grimsdyke Brass Band, Zara Shattock won an award for giant sunflower, meanwhile chairman Chris Trug won best in show for vegetables.
The summer's weather had meant there were few roses on display, as they had flowered and wilted earlier than usual.
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