THERE was not a dry eye in Cardwell Garden Centre when it was taken over by gigantic onions.

The biggest and best vegetables from miles around were all pulled from the ground then lined up for the Strathclyde Leek and Onion Show.

Plenty of people came along for a look as the garden centre rolled out the welcome mat.

Cardwell Garden Centre retail general manager Paul Carmichael said: “Everyone is amazed at how big these gardeners can grow their vegetables.

"Goodness knows how many pots of soup you could make with all the veg that were on display.

“The members of the Strathclyde Leek and Onion Society put an incredible amount of time, care and effort into nurturing their vegetables.”

In total there were 130 entries to the prestigious competition for the green-fingered growers.

The sheer size of the talent was breathtaking.

Visitors to the garden centre marvelled at the displays of enormous onions and colossal carrots among other vegetables, like potatoes and cauliflowers.

There were also face paints and fun activities for all the family.

In the end the overall winner was Alastair Gray all the way from Brechin with his impressive selection.