GREEN-fingered residents have been brightening up Brackenhall.
They have worked hard as part of an open gardens competition on the estate, which is undergoing a major revamp.
Hundreds of old houses have been demolished and new ones built.
Residents all over the old part of the estate spruced up their gardens to enter the competition.
The competition was run by the Chobb residents' association in partnership with Kirklees Council, the Deighton and Brackenhall Initiative regeneration project and property developers Southdale Homes and Chevin Housing.
This year marks a return for the competition, which stopped two years ago while houses were demolished and rebuilt under the major regeneration project.
Before the short break, the competition had run for many years.
Linda Andrews, development co-ordinator for the Deighton and Brackenhall Initiative, said: "It's been good to have it back this year. It's gone really well.
"There have been some beautiful gardens and the contest has got the community spirit going."
Three winners were picked but five other gardens were also awarded highly commended certificates.
The first prize winner was Christine McManus, of Hopkinson Road, whose garden included a rockery and many planters.
Second prize was taken by Joseph Lockwood, of Crest Hill Road, and third prize winner was Brenda Wadsworth, also of Crest Hill Road.
Mrs Andrews said: "All the winning gardens were different, but were chosen because they were so neat."
Each was awarded vouchers for DIY store B&Q.