A LEADING housing association has announced details of its 2019 gardening competition.

Fortis Living runs the annual event to reward those residents who have shown the best green-fingered know-how in their gardens.

The awards will celebrate winners in a number of categories: best front garden; best rear garden; best containers and hanging baskets; best communal garden; most improved garden; and champion of champions

Clare Jackson of Fortis said: “The quality of entrants is always outstanding and our judges have a tough job in making their decisions.

“Encouraging people to take part in such initiatives not only celebrates the great outdoors but also has a positive effect on health and well-being. We look forward to receiving applications.”

Winners in each category will receive £100 in gardening vouchers. The closing date for this year’s event is Monday, June 24.