The town, headed by volunteers of Stroud in Bloom, and supported by the town council’s Green Spaces team, received the top honour in the Heart of England regional awards for the second year running.
The Britain in Bloom judges praised the Green Spaces team’s many wildflower borders. They also highlighted the floral displays on railings in Dr Newton’s Way and the flower containers at the town council offices.
Stroud in Bloom chairman Malcolm Tarling said it was very much a team effort with the town, district and county councils as well as the Stroud Chamber of Trade and community groups.
“I am very pleased with the support we get from Jim Mathison, and his Green Spaces team,” said Mr Tarling.
“Stroud’s award is a result of a wonderful team effort, and there is no weak link. A bloom activity – in the words of a former senior judge – now president – is a 365-day activity. What that really means is that someone somewhere is doing something to support our entry, and the Green Spaces Team is playing its part.”