Bluebells, daffodils, rhododendrons and camellias - Isel in Bloom has lived up to its name.
The annual event celebrating spring at Isel Park in Stoke was held yesterday in stunning weather that saw more than 2000 people, mostly families, enjoy the afternoon.
They were entertained by local duo the Tava Sisters, Nelson City Brass, the City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band and the choral group Off Broadway.
Isel House charitable trust chairman Alistair Papps said the event had gone well, and he was pleased with the turnout and the sunshine.
Unpredictable weather at this time of the year made planning the event difficult, he said.
"We were a bit scared it was going to rain like it is now."
About 230 people came through Isel House's seven rooms during the day, he said.
There were bands and entertainment, performances from school pupils, as well as plenty of food, including scones, tea, and icecream.
The event is the main fundraiser for Isel House.
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