Birmingham represents the country in a European competition to find the best environmental city.
Judges have been in the city to see what horticultural and environmental qualities it has to offer.
These are just some of the sights the judges of the Entente Florale contest have seen today in Birmingham, which faces competition from cities across the continent.
The winner will be announced on September 27.
Judges in a competition to find Europe's best garden city were today being shown around some of Birmingham's best-known historical landmarks.
They set off this morning and have taken a tour around popular spots including Eastside, Millennium Point, Sarehole Mill, Longbridge, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Guinea Gardens, St Philip’s Cathedral, Colmore Row and Birmingham Council House.
The visit is part of the judging process for the Entente Florale competition, which aims to pick the best horticultural and environmental city in Europe.
Birmingham will be up against cities in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Slovenia in the battle for the title.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Belgium on September 27.
Birmingham has been chosen to represent the UK in a competition to find the best environmental city in Europe.
This weekend, a judging panel made up of dignitaries from across Europe will visit some of the city's best-known historical landmarks as part of the Entente Florale contest.
Birmingham is up against cities in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Slovenia in the battle for the title.
They will be judged on both their horticultural and environmental qualities.
In today's debate on the call for the public to have their say on Britain's future in the European union the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston says voters should have a voice