A hotel in Kendal has won three awards for its gardens at this year's Cumbria in Bloom celebrations.

The Castle Green Hotel, a four-star establishment, won gold in the tourism awards and the special award for biodiversity, as well as coming away with the Cavendish Trophy.

A spokesperson for the hotel said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to our garden volunteers, who have helped us maintain our beautiful gardens over the years."

The tourism award looks to encourage businesses to make themselves look more attractive to visitors to the area.

This should be done whilst also following the three guiding principles of good horticultural practice, environmental responsibility and recognition of, and involvement in, the local community.

The factors deciding the award revolved around external impressions on arrival, environmental considerations, the business' ability to grow their own produce, horticultural practice and ambience as a guest.

The biodiversity award is based on Cumbria in Bloom's efforts to reduce the impact of daily human life on local ecosystems.

The Castle Green Hotel scored well in the required categories of having a variety of trees, using natural means of controlling pests, encouraging wildlife to occupy green space, local recycling and composting and providing space for wild nature.

The hotel owners used the opportunity to promote their 'bug hotels', wildflower habitats, raised herb bed and several fruit trees, all of which contributed to their success.

The Cavendish Trophy is awarded based on efforts to promote biodiversity, with the hotel sharing the title with Beck Bottom Community Garden in Hensingham.

The full list of winners throughout all of Cumbria in Bloom's awards is available to view here.