Mansfield has scooped a silver gilt medal in the prestigious East Midlands in Bloom ceremony held in Nottingham last Wednesday.
The overall score was higher than last year’s and just eight points off a Gold award in the ‘city’ category.
Mansfield also won an award for ‘best new permanent landscape’ for the planted flower and shrub beds around the petanque courts at Titchfield Park.
Councillor Philip Shields, portfolio holder for the environment at Mansfield District Council, said: “The success is down to the joint effort made by the council and the local community. My thanks go to our fantastic parks’ department staff, who work tirelessly throughout the year with friends groups, local businesses, schools and community groups to ensure the District always looks its very best.”
Judges were given a guided tour of Mansfield’s parks, open spaces, town centre and community projects during a visit in July. They were particularly impressed with the Little Roots allotment project in Mansfield Woodhouse, noting a number of well-tended front gardens on their tour, and praised community involvement including friends groups, school projects as well as businesses that provide floral displays.