A Jurassic themed garden was among a host colourful attractions as Dundee Flower and Food Festival drew monster crowds on Friday.
The sun shone down on Camperdown Park as excited festival-goers made their way round the exhibits.
A range of sights, sounds and smells will be on display over the course of the weekend, with visits from celebrity chefs and television gardeners just some of the attractions on show.
Steve and Nicky Burke, of Rococo Gardens, took home the coveted Lord Provost’s Trophy for their Jurassic themed garden.
They were awarded the trophy for the best garden, in the garden design showcase.
Steve said the inspiration for their prize-winning garden came from finding dinosaur toys when pulling up some decking.
He said: “The inspiration behind the dinosaur-themed garden came to us after we were carrying out some work taking up decking.
“As we lifted some of the boards up, we came across all of these kids dinosaurs which were scattered about and the idea came from there.”
Councillor John Alexander, neighbourhood services convener and festival organising committee official, said: “We have had a very successful start to Flower and Food festival, and the weather stayed nice and sunny too.
“We have had a huge number of people come through the gates which is hopefully a sign of things to come for Saturday and Sunday as well.
“There are some quite exquisite gardens on display, and some of the efforts that have gone in to creating some of the fantastic visual displays are second to none.
“The velociraptor display certainly stood out when I was taking a tour of the festival before it opened on Thursday.
“Credit is due to those who have given up so much time for the festival, and hopefully they can get something back from it as well.
“The festival is getting bigger and better every year, which is a great thing for Dundee. Weather permitting, we are seeing an increase in the number of visitors year on year.
“The Food and Flower Festival is an important cultural event for the city, and we would like to see it expand, where it can, in the future.
“That is why we have such a range of entertainment on offer- not only are there chefs and gardeners, but we have bands, singers and even architects appearing over the weekend. There really is something here to tick every box.”
Judges Discretionary Award for Outstanding Garden Design — Ashbrook Nursery Angus
Banksian Medal — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
George Morton Trophy — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
Dunclare Trophy — Mr Keith Robb Clackmannan
Duthie Trophy — Mr John Ross Rogart
Kareen Stevenson Trophy — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
Forsyth Challenge Cup (Cut Flowers) — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
C.H. Marshall Trophy — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
Kinnordy Cup — Mr William Stewart Dundee
Sharon Neave Shield — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
Mrs Harry Walker Trophy — Mr Terence Stott Aberdeen
Federation Rose Bowl — Mr Alex Dunlop Blairgowrie
H.S. Sharp Trophy — Mr Alex Dunlop Blairgowrie
Frank Elgie Cup — Mr William Alan Ainsworth Arbroath
World Gladioli Championship 2016 – John Webster Trophy — Mr Graham Anderson Burton
E.C. Matthews Trophy (Gladioli) — Mr Graham Anderson Burton
Scottish Gladioli Championship – Bell Cup — Mr Graham Anderson Burton
William Wilson Trophy — Mr Keith Brand Kinghorn
Scottish Miniature Gladioli Championship – J G McPhee Trophy — Mr Keith Brand Kinghorn
John Watson Trophy — Mr Paul Barlow Aberdeen
National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal — Mr Robert Jackson Tillicoultry
Barrie Cup — Mr Robert Jackson Tillicoultry
Scottish Chrysanthemums Championship – Andrew Pinkerton Trophy — Mr Paul Barlow Aberdeen
Tayside Championship – Windolite Trophy — Mr Paul Barlow Aberdeen
Haggart Cup — Mr Paul Barlow Aberdeen
Brothers Cup — Mr Ian Gerrie Peterhead
T.D. Duncan Trophy — Mr Ian Gerrie Peterhead
D.P. How Trophy — Mr David Scott Falkirk
Wallace Cup — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal — Mr Neil Morland Leven
National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal — Mr Norman Veitch Perth
Tayside Championship Corporation Cup (Dahlias) — Mr George Reid Milnathort
John Scott Gilmour Memorial Trophy — Mr Neil Morland Leven
Mudie Trophy — Mr Ian Turner Grangemouth
Dundee and District Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society Shield — Mr Ian Turner Grangemouth
Garden News Shield — Mr Gordon Robbie Forfar
Thomson Rose Bowl (Cut Flowers) — Mr Gordon Robbie Forfar
H.B. Sharp Cup — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
Gemini Trophy — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
The Nettie Stewart Memorial Trophy — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
Findlay-Lesslie Trophy — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
David Duncan Trophy — Mrs Euna Scott Abernethy
George Lorimer Trophy — Mrs Euna Scott Abernethy
Special Prize for Best Plant in Fuchsias Classes 300-319 — Mrs Euna Scott Abernethy
Bob Wallace Shield — Mr Ron Moscrop Fife
Trident Trophy — Mrs Euna Scott Abernethy
Andrew P Child Fuchsia Trophy — Mrs Eleanor Mearns Dundee
Jean McLaren Trophy — Mr Bruce McLeod Meigle
Special Prize for Best Exhibit in Begonia Classes 342-352, 354-363 — Mr Alan Weepers Leven
“East of Scotland Begonia Pot Plant Open Championship Millennium Trophy” — Mrs Janice Moreland Leven
A.J. Paterson Quaich — Mrs Janice Moreland Leven
Millennium Trophy — Mrs Janice Moreland Leven
A Roncone Cup — Dr Stan Da Prato Tranent
Lady Cayzer Trophy — Dr Stan Da Prato Tranent
R G Sharp Challenge Trophy — Mrs Isabel Ritchie Laurencekirk
A.M. Duguid Trophy — Mr Ewen Brown Bridge of Weir
Wilson Robson Trophy — Mr Derek Cuthbert Dundee
John Kettles Memorial Trophy — Ms Wiilma Buchan Brechin
Hutchison Junior Shield — Miss Imogen Crozier Dundee
National Vegetable Society Medal — Mr Wiliam Loudon Guardbridge
East of Scotland Vegetable Championship Trophy Mr Edward Mitchell Montrose
Thomson Rose Bowl (Vegetables) Mr Edward Mitchell Montrose
Scottish Potato Championship Trophy Mr Wiliam Loudon Guardbridge
Bert Mair Memorial Trophy — Mr Edward Mitchell Montrose
“World Potato Championship Taypack Trophy” — Mr Alistair Gray Brechin
Tayside Championship Corporation Cup – Vegetables — Mr Alistair Gray Brechin
W Stewart – Top Tray – McGregor Shield — Calum Little Kinghorn
Don Green Memorial Shield (Amateur) — Mr Eric Craik Turnhill
Ancrum Road Garden Allotment Association Trophy (Amateur) — Mr Eric Craik Turnhill
Simpson Memorial Trophy (Amateur) — Mr Eric Craik Turnhill
Master Gardener – J Kinnear Memorial Trophy — Mr Joe Proudlock Castle Douglas
E.H.M. Cox Trophy — Mr Joe Proudlock Castle Douglas
Andrew P Child Fruit Bowl Trophy — Mr Ian Beattie Ayr
Evelyn Young Trophy — Mrs Valerie Brymer Brechin
Margaret Rundle Trophy — Miss Dilly Milne Dundee
Enid Young Founder’s Salver — Mrs Maureen Bremner Carnoustie
Dundee Floral Art Trophy (Club Class) — Dundee Floral Art Club Dundee
Emily Hazel Trophy — Mrs Maureen Bremner Carnoustie
Dundee Millennium Trophy — Miss Dilly Milne Dundee
Mrs Gilroy Trophy — Mrs Valerie Brymer Brechin
Bloomfield Gladioli Trophy — Mrs Bridget Wilson-Hunter Dundee
Dundee and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Trophy — Mrs Lynda Fyffe Dundee
Christine McKenna Quaich — Mr Stephen Ludlam Dundee
Dundee 800 Quaich — Mrs Maureen Bremner Carnoustie
Mrs Annie Bruce Trophy (Novice) — Mr Paul McFawns Inchture
Kenneth Graham Trophy — Mrs Vera Drysdale Cupar
Lord Roberts Trophy (Baking) — Mrs Vera Drysdale Cupar
The Dundee Cake Competition – 2016 — Mrs Debbie Alphey Dundee
A.M. Smith Trophy — Mr Ian Beattie Ayr
Scotch Broth Championships – 2016 — Mrs Rose-Marie Stewart Dundee
Tayside Amateur Winemakers Association Trophy — Mrs Helen Brewster Dundee
The A Wine Trophy — Mrs Helen Brewster Dundee
Lily and Sid Young’s Flagon — Dr William Whitfield Tayport
The David Robb Quaich — Mr Iain Lilly Dundee
The Alexander Spink Shield — Mr Iain Lilly Dundee
H. Campbell Scarlett Trophy (Honey Novice) — Mrs Margaret Spalding Brechin
William Allan Silver Trophy — Mr Ian Wilkinson Kinloch Rannoch
W.W. Smith Memorial Trophy — Prof William Hunter Dundee
Barrie Trophy — Mrs Cynthia Riach Bathgate
Glasgow Beekeepers’ Association Silver Trophy — Mr James Bell Peebles
East of Scotland Beekeepers’ Association Quaich — Mr Ian Wilkinson Kinloch Rannoch
Andrew Limond Memorial Silver Medal — Mr James Bell Peebles
Freuchie Beekeepers’ Association Silver Medal — Mr Ian Wilkinson Kinloch Rannoch
Ayrshire ‘Honey’ Baking Perpetual Trophy — Mr & Mrs David & Bron Wright Edinburgh
James B Ramsay Memorial Trophy — Prof William Hunter Dundee
Edinburgh and Midlothian Beekeepers’ Association Trophy — Mr James Bell Peebles
The Lord Provost’s Trophy — Rococo Gardens Barry, Carnoustie
Scottish Daily Express Challenge Trophy — Craig House Cacti West Midlands
Peter Arbuckle Memorial Trophy — Dundee & District Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society Dundee
George Gibson Memorial Rosebowl — Dundee & East of Scotland DA of National Vegetable Society Forfar
Bob Rodger Memorial Trophy — NVS Grampian DA Aberdeen
The Reid Rose Bowl — Mr Ian Forbes Dundee
Gladioli Champions Spike — Mr David Chynoweth Newmilns
Best exhibit in Gladioli — Mr Graham Anderson Burton
Sir William High Perpetual Challenge Cup — Mr Iain Lilly Dundee
K McRonald Trophy — Lucy Birkelt Aberfeldy
Lord Roberts Trophy — Ester Smyth Dundee
Agnes Tosh Trophy Certificate — Sarah Oliphant Carnoustie
Bob McCulloch Trophy Summer Garden — Douglas Community Centre
Credit Union Trophy Certificate — Stella Mathieson St Johns
H Campbell Scarlet Trophy — Rebecca Elliot St Johns
Robert Saunders Shield — Menzieshill Nursery
What’s On at the Flower and Food Festival
There will be a wide-range of activities taking place over the course of the weekend, which include the following:
On Saturday, the music stage will be opened with a performance by the Happy Ukes. A Chinese Lion Dance will be entertaining festival attendees and making its way through the festival grounds from 11am.
French favourite Jean Christophe Novelli will be showcasing his culinary talents at the food tent at 12pm and 3pm, followed by a meet-and-greet at 12.45pm and 3.45pm.
The Royal Society of Chemistry will be demonstrating how to make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen at the food festival tent at 1.45pm.
An authentic sword and combat display will be given by The Clann in the showground at 2.30pm.
The Woodlands Dance Orchestra will close the music stage between 4pm and 5.15pm.
On Sunday, Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala – the Incredible Spice Men – will be giving a cooking demonstration at 12pm and again at 3pm. They will also be taking part in a book signing at 3.45pm
Deborah Long of Plantlife Scotland will be giving a talk on native plants in your garden at the event stage at 1.15pm.
An elite falconry display will be taking place in the festival grounds at 3pm and Vardo Gypsy Swing will play festival goers out between 4pm and 5.15pm.