The message was clear from this week’s Beautiful Scotland prize-giving party: Aberdeen is blooming marvellous.
The city, which picked up 11 gongs in the horticultural awards, was named overall winner at the ceremony in the Beach Ballroom.
Seaton Park shone for the judges as it picked up an accolade for the work done to repair the site, following the flooding at the turn of the year.
The event was attended by Aberdeen City Council and six other groups from the city alongside 300 delegates from across Scotland.
The Powis Residents Group picked up a Silver Gilt Award and was also named as the overall winner of the flatted community category for it innovative approach to gardening.
The David Welch Memorial Award for Something Special was also given to the David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park.
The efforts of many personnel and volunteers throughout the city were praised by council leader Jenny Laing.
She said: “Aberdeen can rightly be proud that, once again, we have received a gold award at the annual Beautiful Scotland awards.
“Our city has amazingly beautiful parks and green spaces and it’s wonderful that the hard work, effort and enthusiasm put in by our staff, partners and volunteers has received the recognition it deserves.
“I would like to extend congratulations to all our winners and express my thanks for all their endeavours over the last year.”
Other winners in the city were Aberdeen Inspired, Culter in Bloom and Dyce in Bloom which all picked up a Silver Gilt Award.
Cove in Bloom also picked up a Silver Award.
Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, was effusive in his praise for the victors.
He added: “I would like to congratulate all of the Beautiful Scotland award winners. Quality local environments are vital to vibrant communities and good for business, helping to nurture respect for local places and improve wellbeing.
“All our Beautiful Scotland entrants have committed a lot of their own time and energy to ensure Scotland’s outdoor spaces are kept clean, green and beautiful.
“The Beautiful Scotland awards ceremony provides the opportunity to showcase the role that they have played in making a difference.
“It is vital we reward their efforts and celebrate their achievements.”