Tamworth's wonderful accolade in the 'Small City' category was revealed at an awards ceremony in Rugby, Warwickshire, at the weekend.
And what made the Gold award even more impressive is that Tamworth Borough Council has lifted the top prize for the sixth year running.
Months of hard work by council staff, pubs, sheltered housing schemes and green-fingered residents across the borough ensured the town once again maintained its high standard for fabulous floral displays, impressive community projects and thriving wildlife habitats.
The judges, who visited the town over the summer, listed 20 separate areas of achievement that led to the prized Gold award.
They included the Tamworth Castle Grounds with its vibrant flower bed displays, World War One commemorative planting on the Moor Street island, the overall cleanliness of the town, and the securing of a £1.7 million Heritage Lottery bid for Tamworth Castle and £2.95 million for the Creative Quarter.
The judges also made special mention of the successful and popular Trotters Trail which saw 15 brightly coloured replica pigs dotted around Tamworth throughout the summer as part of the Heart of England in Bloom bid.
The Trotters Trail contributed to the 'blooming' success