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.
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