CADDLEHILL Allotments and Gardens welcomed more than 100 visitors to their annual plant sale.

The event saw people purchase plants, sample the home baking on offer in the tea room and try their luck at the raffle, raising over £1,000.

Guests also had the chance to wander round the striking Scarecrow Competition entries submitted by talented youngsters from the local schools and nurseries.

Plot holders were also there to take guests around the allotments and talk them through the hard work that goes into each one to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.

The hard work of the plot holders and the generosity of those who attended made for a successful day and a total of £1,470 raised.

The money will go towards the general upkeep of the allotments and towards paying for guest speakers.

Anne McKinney, secretary of the allotments, said: “We would like to thank George Irvine for the publicity in his Tele column on a Saturday and the public for attending on the day.

“We had some fabulous entries for the Scarecrow Competition.

"We gave out certificates and sunflowers to all the schools and nurseries who took part.

"Everyone was a winner.”

The next event to be held at the allotments is the annual show and vegetable and flower sale, which will take place on August 25.