Two towns in Suffolk have won many gold and silver awards at this year's Anglia in Bloom Awards.

Anglia in Bloom is a competition to encourage improvement of the six counties that make up the Anglia region through creative uses of shrubs, trees and plants. 

Bury St Edmunds and Brandon both won gold awards for their towns. 

Bury St Edmunds won the gold award in the large town category and the award for Best Public Open Space for Abbey Gardens.

Chris Wiley, the Coordinator of Bury in Bloom, said: "To win gold in the Large Town category was a fantasic achievement, but then to win the Best Public Open Space for the Abbey Gardens was an absolute honour".

East Anglian Daily Times: Abbey Gardens won the award for Best Public Open SpaceAbbey Gardens won the award for Best Public Open Space (Image: Andy Abbot)

"The Abbey Gardens staff and volunteers put in so much effort throughout the year and this award is well and truly deserved". 

Nowton Park also received a silver award.

Brandon won seven awards for their town including golds for King's Coronation display and churchyard. They also took home the silver award for cemetery/burial ground.

The town also retained their gold award in the town category and are in the running for the town category at the Britain in Bloom awards later in October.