Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow
Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow is an entirely voluntary group which creates and maintains all the town's public floral displays - 122 hanging baskets, 35 beds and 89 plant containers, mostly planted all year and including those formerly maintained by West Lothian Council. The group has an extensive tree planting programme including a Street Trees Project; maintains wildflower areas and orchard trees; and directly promotes public art. The group works extensively with community gardeners, youth organisations, other community groups and schools, and raises most of its funds through sponsorship of floral displays by local businesses, groups, families and individuals.
In 2018, Burgh Beautiful Linltihgow was one of five groups representing Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The group was presented with a Gold medal certificate and also won the Town category. Ron Smith from the group was presented with a Community Champion Award. For the full list of awards, click here.