The borough’s green spaces came away from this week’s ‘London in Bloom’ Awards with four Gold, two Silver Gilt, and one Silver Award.
‘London in Bloom’ celebrates Councils, communities, residents, and businesses working together to improve the environment of London and make a greener, cleaner place in which to live, work and visit.
Richmond upon Thames received Gold Awards for City Tour, Large Park of the Year (Terrace Gardens), Common of the Year (Barnes Common), Small Conservation Area (Pensford Field Environmental Trust) and London Village Award (Ham and Petersham Village).
St Mary the Virgin in Lower Twickenham received a Silver Award in the Churchyard of the Year category. Meanwhile York House Gardens (Park of the Year) and Lower Twickenham Village (London Village Award) received Silver Gilt Awards.
Hertford Allotment in East Sheen also won the discretionary award for allotment of the Year. Meanwhile, Church Street and Flood Lane Carpark won the discretionary Chairman award for their involvement in London in Bloom over the years.
Cllr Martin Elengorn, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Sustainability said:
“I congratulate our communities, Friends’ Groups, Neighbourhood Associations and the Council’s Parks Team for these excellent results which reflect the effort they have put in over the last year, working together to keep this borough green and beautiful.”
— from a Richmond Council press release - 25 September 2018