Sark is taking part in the Floral Guernsey Community Competition for the first time in ten years today.
Judges are visiting the island to see what keen local gardeners have to offer.
Five parishes are judged in total: St Andrews, Forest, St Saviours, Herm and Sark.
The winner of the competition will go on to compete in the RHS's Britain in Bloom campaign.
Sark's entry has been headed by a new volunteer group, Sark Community Blooms.
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Jersey's cider orchards were blessed today in a pagan ceremony dating back to the Middle Ages. The custom is called Wassailing.Read the full story ›
Jersey's cider orchards will be blessed today in a pagan ceremony dating back to the medieval times.
The National Trust and Jersey Heritage have organised the event which involves drinking hot mulled cider, banging pots and pans to ward of evil spirits, singing, dancing and hanging cider-soaked toast from apple trees.
The tradition is called 'Wassailing' and dates back centuries in England, when, in the dead of winter, villagers would stage ceremonies in the hopes of ensuring a good cider apple harvest the following year.
The name comes from the Old English salute 'Waes Hail', first used as a simple greeting.
The event will take place at Hamptonne Country Life Museum at 12pm. After the ceremony bread and cheese will be served in the Cider barn.
Morris dancing will take place at The Elms in St Mary at 2.30pm.