Towns in South Holland gained their best ever results at this year’s East Midlands in Bloom awards, with all towns involved achieving nothing less than a Silver award.
Long Sutton and Crowland were both awarded Silver Gilt in the Small Town award, with Holbeach winning Silver in the same category.
Bourne also won Silver Gilt in the Town category.
Kay Jenkinson, chairman of Long Sutton in Bloom and South Holland in Bloom, said: “Long Sutton was just three points away from winning a Gold award but we are quite happy where we are with Silver Gilt.
“Annie’s Patch in Long Sutton also got a special judges award so we came home with two certificates which is great.
“We’ve been doing Long Sutton in Bloom since 1991 so we’re definitely not going to stop now – we’ve got a great team who spend a lot of hours volunteering.”
Talking about the area as a whole Kay said: “South Holland as an area can hold its head very high and say that we’ve done really well.”
There was also a special award for Long Sutton County Primary School, who were given Bronze in the Best School Garden Special Award, in which 30 schools entered.
Claire Carr, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “We are delighted to hear that we have been awarded the Bronze award for our school garden.
“Staff, parents and pupils have been learning with each other and working together to develop vegetable plots in the school grounds.
“This award will encourage us to expand our grounds and to support and encourage pupils to work in the garden.
“We hope that the garden will provide a stimulating and engaging environment for all of our pupils.
“We at Long Sutton County Primary School are very grateful to Long Sutton in Bloom, parents, staff and pupils for all of their help.”