Tributes are being paid to community stalwart Harry Cook who played an instrumental part in the success of Loughborough in Bloom.
Harry sadly died this week.
Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “We were very sorry to hear that Harry has passed away and our thoughts are with his family.
“Harry’s work for Loughborough in Bloom and the community in general has been immense over the years.
“Harry and Pat’s home is one of the most recognisable sites in Loughborough thanks to their stunning gardens which have won countless awards and praise.
“It is perhaps fitting that just this week their beautiful home, one of the highlights in the annual bloom judging, appeared on BBC Gardeners’ World – the pinnacle for many gardeners.
“Harry has literally helped Loughborough bloom and he will be sorely missed by all.”
Cllr Hilary Fryer, who sits on the Loughborough in Bloom board and has been involved for many years, said: “Harry was such a stalwart for the community and his passing is a sad loss for the whole of Loughborough.
“He did a tremendous amount of good work with many community groups and children in the town. Just this week I was delighted to see Harry and his garden on BBC Gardeners’ World, something the whole town was immensely proud of.
“Loughborough in Bloom would not have been the same without Harry Cook.”