THERE was an ‘pawsome’ turn out to a Dogfest at Bodnant Garden.

A total of 568 visitors and 204 four-legged friends turned out for the event, held to mark five years of dog walking at the attraction .

Despite the drizzle there was a great atmosphere in the Old Park meadow at Bodnant Garden and hardy dog walkers got into the spirit of the day.

Bodnant spokeswoman Frances Llewellyn said: "PODs Anglesey set up an agility display area which was popular with visitors, who were queueing up to have a go with their own dogs. We had stalls from Conwy County Borough Council, Dog A.I.D, Dogs for Good, the Cinnamon Trust and Hector’s Greyhound Rescue.

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Joint winners of the Best Dressed Dog competition, Teddy (Harry Potter) and Heidi (Mini Mouse) with Alana Clough and Aimee Arrowsmith

"Doug Don, our National Trust ranger from neighbouring Parc Farm (Great Orme), had a woodworking stand and made wooden whistles.

"Visitors enjoyed the Best Dressed Dog competition and there was a wonderful array of canine coats, jumpers and fancy dress.

"People also wrote funny, moving, personal messages to hang on our Memory Tree in answer to the question ‘What does your dog mean to you?’

"Hot drinks and snacks were provided by our catering team and the gardeners and volunteers kept the open brazier well stoked with a roaring fire."

Frances added: "A huge thanks to our gardeners Tracy Jones and Maxine Singleton for organising the day, to the local groups who attended to share their work and made it a great day, and to our visitors who came along and threw themselves into the fun."