Thousands of green-fingered gardening enthusiasts flocked to the annual Gardeners' World Weekend at Birmingham's Kings Heath Park.

This year's show commemorated the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and featured a street party theme with a Spitfire created from carpet and bedding.

Visitors were treated to specialist stalls selling plants and equipment and advice from gardening experts such as Steve Bradley, Reg Moule, Mike Hinton and Chris Canaan.

New to the event was a French market and a children's story- telling area shaped like a giant whale.

Cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture Coun John Alden (Con Harborne) said the event had been as successful as previous years.

"Gardeners' World is one of Birmingham's most popular events," he said.

"Visitors from communities across the city and from the wider regions come back year after year to enjoy the show's unique atmosphere.

"People have especially admired the floral display by Birmingham Parks' gardeners, who were awarded a gold medal in the Heart of England in Bloom competition."