THE annual garden competition which aims to find the blooming best gardens in the borough has launched.

Berneslai Homes, supported by Barnsley In Bloom, say the compatition is open to all tenants and residents of Barnsley.

The different categories within the garden competition include: a general section consisting of best garden; best planter/ basket display; best vegetable garden and best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden; an Older Persons (60+) section consisting of: best garden; best planter/ basket display, best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden and best vegetable garden; and a children's section for the tallest sunflower (under 10's only) and a best junior gardener (under 16's).

The closing date for entries is the July 18, and gardens will be judged in August.