ENORMOUS onions, bright blooms and perfect pictures didn't disappoint at the newly named Worcester Show this year.

The event on Sunday took place at Gheluvelt Park and saw people flock in to check out the exhibits, which featured alongside live music and a wide range of stores selling gifts, food and plants.

It has been known in the past as the Flower Show but due to its ever growing size this year it went under a new name.

Despite this change the show favourites, including the massive marrows and colourful cakes, were still as good as ever, attracting gasps as people spotted them in the display marquee.

The show was officially opened at 1pm by Worcester Mayor councillor Alan Amos.

"It's absolutely fantastic," he added. "The number of people here seems to be up on last year. The event is expanding more and more with a range of activities for people, young and old, active and not active."

Worcester MP Robin Walker also attended presenting a trophy first awarded by his father, Peter Walker.

"It's fantastic to see how its doing," he said. "It's really lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves."

Inside the tent the displays were presented to the judges.

Bill Simpson and Andy Allen, who have been involved in the event since it first began, were judging in the fruit, flower and vegetable tent.

Mr Allen said: "The number of entries we get depends on the weather. The numbers are down this year but the quality is still very high."

Mr Simpson added: "The dahlias is a very full class this year. But the gladioli came early."

Lots of groups attended the show, including the Worcester Beekeepers Association.

Vicky Jones from the association said they hoped to show people how they could help the bees and perhaps attract some new beekeepers.

The main attraction for the youngsters in the tent was the large vegetables.

On display were large marrows, cabbages and cucumber grown by Brian Sampson alongside big onions, grown by Jason Smith.

Two of Mr Sampson's granddaughters, Izzy and Olivia Tompkin were at the event with mum Amanda Tompkin.

She said: "They enjoy coming down to it after helping their granddad grow all of his vegetables."

Izzy added: "My favourite is the giant marrow because my granddad grew it and he wouldn't let us touch it while it was growing. He has got lots of firsts."

And Mr Sampson, who grows the vegetables at the Droitwich Road allotments said: "I won the category the last two years. I got into it by chance. I had an allotment and my friends said why don't you show and I did and I was good at it."