Yorkshire in Bloom judges have chosen Woodlesford as the village to represent the county in next year's Britain in Bloom. It follows the village being awarded a Gold Rose in the competition category.
Chair of the Leeds Floral Initiative, Councilllor Frank Robinson, said: "I'm delighted that Woodlesford gardeners' hard work has been recognised in this way.
Next year we want everyone getting their hands dirty and discovering their green fingers as we gear up for our strictest judging in 2010."
Britain in Bloom is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe working year-round to create a cleaner and greener Britain through community action. Participants can earn top marks in horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation.
Jonathan Davies, Chair of Woodlesford in Bloom, gave special praise to the new timber self-watering planters which they purchased from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd saying "These new planters not only look good, they are easier to maintain and replant, saving us valuable time."
He went on to say "as a volunteer group, we need to manage our time and resources as efficiently as we can and the Instaplanta planting baskets and self-watering tanks help us do this very effectively."
Finally he added "we hope to raise sufficient funds in the future so we can add to our collection of planters from Instaplanta."