Green fingers will remain firmly crossed after the North West In Bloom judges visited Chorley.
They were taken on a tour by Chorley Council to see floral features around the town and met individuals, groups and organisations who helped Chorley bloom.
Coun Adrian Lowe said: “We’ve not yet had any official feedback from the judges and we won’t until the results are announced in October, but the judges seemed very impressed with what we’d done.
“Our fingers are crossed that we will be among the winners again this year.”
Chorley won a gold award last year and was chosen to represent the North West in the Britain in Bloom competition this year.
The Britain in Bloom judges will visit Chorley on Wednesday, August 6, to see the feature roundabouts, the Band of Brothers tribute to commemorate the First World War, floral displays, allotments, the work of school and community groups, Yarrow Valley Country Park, Astley Park and more.
Coun Lowe added: “We used this week’s visit by the North West in Bloom judges as a sort of dress rehearsal for the Britain in Bloom judging, so now we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to Chorley in August and we hope we can impress them as well.”