Wigan will find out tonight if it has won gold in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition.
The results will be announced at a ceremony on Guernsey.
The borough won 17 awards at regional level to make the final in the 'Best Large City' category, and is up against Birmingham, Hillingdon (in London), Leeds and Sunderland.
Teams of volunteers including residents' groups and schoolchildren worked for a year to get Wigan ready for a series of rigorous inspections over the summer. The competition aims to promote green spaces, which make up two thirds of the Borough of Wigan.