Appeal for everyone to plant a flower
Schoolchildren and community representatives have gathered at the Andrew Jackson cottage to launch Carrickfergus In Bloom 2014.
The town recently hosted the Translink Ulster In Bloom awards and notched up five awards of its own, the most it has ever achieved in 20 years, according to Alderman May Beattie.
"This year the challenge goes out to everybody who lives and works within the Borough of Carrickfergus.
"Whether you plant a hanging basket, enter one of the community gardening competitions, plant a tree, start growing fruit and vegetables or put up bird box, there is something for everyone to do and enjoy in their garden or in the community green space that we all benefit from," she said.
"In 2014 we will continue with the Carrickfergus in Bloom campaigns of promoting capacity building through our grants initiative."