Caerphilly town has won the town centre category at the 2019 Wales in Bloom Awards.
The Caerphilly in Bloom group accepted the award at a ceremony in Ystradgynlais, Powys, on Friday, September 13.
The group has gone one further than last year, where it was pipped to the award by Penarth.
The annual Caerphilly in Bloom display was held between May and September, with judges visiting in July.
Funded by Caerphilly Town Council, Caerphilly in Bloom saw the town centre decorated with plant troughs and hanging baskets during the summer months.
Judging, Wales In Bloom’s Jim Goodwin described the town centre as “a colourful delight, and most welcoming for visitors”.
The group, represented by Cllr James Fussell and Caerphilly town deputy mayor Cllr Huw Jackson, received the award from BBC Wales weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar.
Cllr Jackson said: “All those who took part in Caerphilly’s entry this year must be congratulated for their efforts. They have done the town proud.
“The comments from residents are always positive about the show that’s put on in the town centre, but other areas of the town such as Castle View are also involved.”
Cllr James Fussell said: “It is a lot of hard work for a lot of people. Seeing the community working together and being recognised at a national level for their efforts is very heartening.
“To win is the icing on the cake of course.
“Special thanks must be given to Simon Beacham, a town resident and senior parks officer at Caerphilly County Borough Council, and to Andy King of Keep Wales Tidy, as well as all those councillors and residents that helped over the year.
“Also great appreciation is due to Link Housing Association and Caerphilly Town Council for financial support to get this new initiative going.”
Cllr Fussell added: “Now the work starts again for 2020 and if anyone or any business wishes to get involved in Caerphilly in Bloom’s success then please do get in touch with me or the town council.”
Meanwhile, Friends of Morgan Jones Park Allotments won the allotment category at the awards, while the Thriving awards were given to Castle View Community Group, Trevelyan Court Residents Group and St Martin’s Church Green Garden Group.