Alford has scooped a Silver award in the East Midlands in Bloom Awards.
Each entry was judged during July on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the local community.
Alford enjoyed success in the small town category.
Jeff Bates, chairman of East Midlands in Bloom, said: “This year we saw record numbers enter the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition. The RHS Britain in Bloom competition is now 50 years old, and we continue to meet new groups in our region, who want to improve and maintain their locality. The awards are given in recognition for all the hard work, time, and dedication to enrich the environment where we all live. We are also very grateful for the support from business, which enables us to continue each year.”