Five parks in the region have been given Green Flag Awards by the environmental group Keep Britain Tidy.
Chances Park in Carlisle, Dock Park in Dumfries and the cemeteries at Alston and Penrith have all been recognised, with Siloth Green in Cumbria being listed as one of the best in the world.
The parks are among 1,797 others in the UK to receive the award. The Green Flag Award is an international award given to parks and green spaces for being safe, clean and green places for people to enjoy.
Awards are given to green spaces open to the public on an annual basis with winners applying each year to renew their Green Flag status.