GOUROCK Garden Party is going back to its roots with a flower power theme.

This year's party takes place in the walled garden of Gourock Park on Saturday June 17.

It's the oldest running community event in Inverclyde and remains ever popular.

George Irvine is chair of the Garden Party Committee, which consists of Gourock Horticultural Society and Gourock community councils.

Mr Irvine said: "We're looking for good turnout, we expect it to be in the thousands.

"All we need is good weather.

"This year it falls on Father's Day so there's a family theme."

Mr Irvine promises a packed entertainment bill with everything from wood turning displays to community and information stalls, dancers and live music from the Clydeside Singers and Riverside Youth Band.

Gourock Primary pupil Emma Johnstone, 11, will do the honours as gala queen.

There will also be prizes for the best dressed stalls.

Mr Irvine said: "The garden party has been going for 50 to 60 years. I think it's popular because it caters for the whole family and reaches across the generations."

Councillor Lynne Quinn echoed Mr Irvine's sentiments.

She said: "This is the longest running community event here in Gourock and helps to raise funds for a number of local charities.

"We hope that as many people will come along and support us, it's a great day out for all the family."

The fun starts at noon and runs until 4pm.

Entry is by donation.