Perth, Pitlochry and Comrie receive gold awards at RHS Britain in Bloom

TV gardener and presenter Rachel de Thame hosted the awards show at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews, which was attended by a record-breaking 470 community and gardening champions.

Judging took place in August with the 76 UK finalists assessed on horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.

Chair of the RHS Britain in Bloom UK judging panel Roger Burnett said that all the finalists were facing challenges and making their communities better places to live was worthy of commendation.

“We are extremely pleased to report how we have seen many communities using RHS Britain in Bloom as a solution and really pulling together as a group of volunteers,” he added.

Britain in Bloom is Europe’s largest horticultural initiative encouraging people across the country to get their communities interested in gardening