Garstang is celebrating once again after winning gold at the Britain in Bloom awards.
It was handed the accolade in the small town category by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at the ceremony in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire on Saturday.
Garstang was awarded a gold for what the RHS described as its “excellent sense of community pride” and said it had the “finest track records of any bloom group”.
But the town missed out on the overall Champion of Champions title, which went to nearby Lytham.
Norah Hoyles, Garstang In Bloom chairman, said entering the awards was vital to the town.
She led a delegation, including Coun Peter Murphy, chairman of Wyre’s Britain in Bloom committee, to Cleethorpes for the announcement of the national results.
She said: “Taking part in Britain in Bloom is so important for Garstang. It encourages tourism and gets local businesses to take an interest and participate.”
This year the Bloom team were proud of their sustainable beds - filed with perennial plants which attracted bees and insects aplenty.
They have won gold in the national finals for several years, but haven’t yet been overall champions.
The morning after the awards there was a Judges’ Surgery, where contestants are given feedback on their entry - very useful, said Norah, for planning next year’s entry.
More than 1,000 communities entered the 2013 Britain in Bloom awards.