GARDENERS are invited to send in photos of their pride and joy for a virtual open gardens initiative.

The project has been created by Holmes Chapel Partnership, which has created a page on its website to allow people to showcase their green-fingered talents for the community to enjoy.

“Have you been carefully tending your garden over the weeks of lockdown?” said partnership project officer Peter Whiers.

Below, pictures from the online gallery

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“What with the excellent weather and the time of year being suitable for planting seeds gardening has been the ideal occupation for being outside while staying at home. So now that your garden is looking beautiful wouldn’t it be nice to show it off?

“Take some photos of the plants you are especially proud of and the effects that you have created either with colour, shapes or garden ornaments. We have created this Virtual Open Gardens page to allow you to share the delights of your garden with everybody.

"You don’t have to have a huge garden to take part because you can take pictures of individual plants and shrubs."

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Send your photos and a few words of description to and your photos will be added to the gallery of gardens and corners of gardens.

Peter added: “Who knows maybe next year we can make it real? We can choose a date or a weekend where we can all visit one another’s gardens in person to admire them and the work into creating them.”

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