A bouquet for Tenby’s floral charms has been awarded in the UK’s top community gardening contest.

Yesterday (Friday) evening, it was announced that the resort has scooped a Silver Gilt in the 2016 Britain in Bloom awards.

Tenby was representing Wales in the category for coastal communities with a population of up to 12,000 in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)-sponsored contest.

Its medal, the second-highest available, confirms its position as “one of the greenest and most beautiful small coastal towns in Britain”, said the organisers.

The category winner was Filey in Yorkshire, while also lining up alongside Tenby were Bute, Scotland; Mablethorpe, East Midlands; Newcastle, Ulster; Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria and St Brelade, Jersey.

This is the fifth time that Tenby has claimed Silver Gilt in Britain in Bloom, and it has also just won its 31st Wales in Bloom title.

Said Tenby in Bloom chairman and Tenby deputy mayor, Councillor Sue Lane: “Participating in Britain in Bloom has been a fantastic experience as it enables the people of Tenby to show to the world how proud we are of our town.

“The whole town has worked tirelessly in partnership with the town and county councils to offset public sector cuts and ensure that Tenby continues to look its very best this year.

“I am as proud of them all as I am at being able to advertise Tenby as Britain in Bloom finalists.”

The awards ceremony took place in Birmingham and was hosted by tv gardening expert, Chris Beardshaw.