A proud horticulturist is showing off his pride and joy at RHS Hyde Hall gardens - a massive 240kg pumpkin!

Matt Oliver from RHS Garden Hyde Hall has been lavishing lots of care on his pumpkin patch this year and his efforts have paid off with a whopping Atlantic Giant pumpkin.

The plump pumpkin was grown from a seed planted in May and harvested and weighed this week.

The enormous veggie will take pride of place in a seasonal display of pumpkins and squash for the next few weeks for visitors to enjoy.

Hyde Hall is open daily from 10am. For more information visit the website: rhs.org.uk/hydehall

Have you grown a massive marrow, ludicrously large leek, enormous eggplant or pumped up parsnip?

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