Bourne was at its best when Judges from East Midlands in Bloom competition came calling on Tuesday to take a look at what the residents, community groups and schools in the town had achieved.
They looked at the town centre and drove through numerous parts including some of the residential areas, the allotments, conservation areas, the community Orchard in Bourne Wood and Willoughby School.
Town clerk Nelly Jacobs said: “It was raining so they did not get out of the car as much as they normally do.
“But the town looked fantastic, thanks to the efforts of a lot of people.”
That includes new large planters at the four entrances of the town and one under the town hall – sponsored by Carlsberg UK, Bourne Prepare Produce, Larkfleet Group, Warners Midlands and Delaine Buses - and the Bourn in Bloom team.
The annual competition where towns and villages are judged for the best look encourages communities to take pride in their environment by using floral displays, trees, shrubs and landscaping.
The town’s past awards include Silver Gilt, The Least Littered Environment in the East Midland as well as special awards for the Allotments and The Willoughby School.