Scarborough's Muck and Magic awards are cancelled, but you can still show off your fabulous gardens - here's how

Scarborough's annual gardening awards have been cancelled this year - but there's still a way to show off your green-fingered efforts.

The borough's Muck and Magic awards celebration, organised by Scarborough Council, is a popular event each year, with residents and businesses vying for top prize in a number of categories.

This year's awards have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Organiser Sheila Johnson said: "Reluctantly, Muck and Magic Garden Club has cancelled all its monthly meetings until further notice and, sadly, the annual gardens competition will not take place this year.

Stained Glass Centre at Cayton

"Organisers of this popular event have decided that, in the interests of everyone’s safety, it won’t be possible to run the competition.

"However, we appreciate that for many the enforced lockdown has enabled people to spend much more time in their garden than normal.

So we would like to hear from you. We have teamed up with The Scarborough News and we would like you to get busy with your cameras and send us pictures of your beautiful gardens.

"There are four categories to choose from and, although this is not a competition and there are no prizes, we would like to feature your photos on our Muck and Magic website.

Sylvia Beadnall's garden was a winner last year

"We will include your name but no addresses. The four categories are for young people up to the age of 16 and adults and they are Wildlife, Flowers, Landscapes and My Garden."

The Scarborough News will feature, online and in print, the best of your photos, so it's time to start snapping !

Email your photos to [email protected]

Look out for them on the website [email protected], and they will be featured afterwards in The Scarborough News.

An entry last year by Newby & Scalby In Bloom

The closing date for submitting your pictures is June 30 2020.

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