Banbury Town Council’s annual Planting in the Park competition returned this week (Thursday and Friday) after a two-year absence because of coronavirus.
The schools competed for a sought-after trophy and the winners will be announced after the judging.
The event took place in glorious weather and more than 8,000 plants were used as the children decorated the flower beds. The theme of the displays was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Trees surrounding the flower beds provided ample shade for the children in the hot sun and working conditions were excellent.
Cllr Martin Phillips said: “I was amazed at the children’s imagination and skill. This type of out-of-class event helps to give children a grounding in nature and an introduction to the pleasures of gardening. I’m sure they will return to the park with their parents throughout the summer to see how their creations develop.”