Vote for Kensington Gardens to win Green Flag Award
Park visitors across the UK are being given the chance to decide which Green Flag parks should receive a People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.
In July this year, the experts had their say and Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens succeeded in retaining their Green Flag status with some of the highest marks awarded in the scheme. The judges feedback included:
‘'The park’s rich landscape heritage is appropriately integrated into how it is both managed and used; staff and key stakeholders appreciate its relevance and make good use of it for activities and events.''
''There is an excellent diversity of horticultural heritage, including wilder and naturalised areas, like relic meadows, tree clusters and avenues.’'
Now, it is up to the nation to choose which 10 parks and green spaces should receive a coveted People’s Choice award.
Simon Richards, Head of Parks Operations at The Royal Parks, said: “Whether you enjoy visiting our parks to soak up the historic natural environment, enjoy world-class events, exercise in beautiful surroundings or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of London, now’s your chance to celebrate your incredible park by voting for it to be recognised as one of the nation’s favourites.”
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager, added: “The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. If it’s worth shouting about, make your voice heard and vote now.”
Please encourage others to get involved, by forwarding this email and sharing on social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.
Voting is open now and closes on 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.