Our outdoor spaces look their best in the summertime – a testament to months of hard work that has been devoted to them.
We’ve been looking through our archives and dug out our favourite pictures of gardeners getting their plots ready, winning prizes for their efforts or simply relaxing amid the fruits of their labour.
If you have a garden that reflects your hard work and makes you proud of your achievements, share your story and photos with us. Email: [email protected]
5. Chesterfield In Bloom judges at resident's gardens. Mrs Margaret White is pictured in her Brimington garden with judges Barbara Matchett and Stephen Land
Margaret White in her Brimington garden with Chesterfield In Bloom judges Barbara Matchett and Stephen Land in 2013.
Photo: Marisa Cashill
6. Tranquil oasis
Award-winning gardeners Richard and Sharon Smithson relaxing in their beautiful garden at Hawksley Avenue, Newbold, in 2018.
7. Spade work
Pupils at St Josephs school in Matlock joined volunteers from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to plant bulbs and bushes in the school garden in 2007.
8. Green fingers
Malcolm Smith of New Whittington, Chesterfield supported the town's In Bloom competition in 2006.
Photo: BERNARD JONES