Edinburgh won gold in the large city category of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom Awards last night.
Edinburgh Council environment convener Lesley Hinds, said: “This is fantastic news, I am delighted that Edinburgh has won such a prestigious award.
“This is entirely due to the talents and sheer hard work of our many Friends of Parks’ groups, community volunteers and the Council’s parks team.
“Edinburgh is a stunning city with beautiful parks and green spaces, and we will continue to work towards protecting and enhancing them.”
A gold award recognises an exceptionally high standard of horticultural offering, which promotes best practice and sustainable effort.