Richmond's keenest young floral artists were recognised for their stellar entries to a borough-wide competition this week.

Mayor Cllr Nancy Baldwin presented Richmond Borough in Bloom certificates and prizes to 13 award winners in this year's floral art competition, sponsored by Achieving for Children, a social enterprise providing services for children.

Parents and teachers watched on as the children, aged from 3 to 13, were given a pack of art materials, joining in for a celebratory tea party.

Held annually for more than 25 years, the competition is open to children from schools in the area.

Richmond Borough in Bloom, founded in 1990, is an independent community group committed to enhancing the borough’s natural environment for the benefit of all who live, work or visit the borough.

Pat Schooling, Chair of Richmond Borough in Bloom, said: “Richmond in Bloom has been a major highlight for the borough over the past 29 years and the secret behind its longevity it quite simple – passion and commitment. Our residents care deeply about the environment and this competition is the chance for them to ensure our proud tradition of being the most floral borough in London continues to go from strength-to-strength.”