Green Flag & In Bloom Awards
The Green Flag Award, launched in 1996 to showcase the very best parks in the country, is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Once a park has achieved Green Flag status, it is reassessed each year, to ensure its quality continues to meet the benchmarks.
We are proud to be home to five Green Flag Award winning parks, Hotham Park, Mewsbrook Park, Norfolk Gardens, Old Rectory Gardens and Marine Park Gardens. You can read more about these parks, including facilities, opening times and geographical information on our parks page.
To learn more about the key criteria parks must meet in order to be judged for a Green Flag Award, please see: Green Flag Award Judging Criteria (external link).
South & South East in Bloom is the local campaign which promotes, supports and encourages community activity through gardening, horticulture and environmental sustainability across Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and parts of Dorset and Wiltshire. It is one of 17 independent regional campaigns which make up Britain in Bloom - Europe’s largest horticultural campaign.
The benefits of getting involved with In Bloom are numerous and include:
Brighter, cleaner and greener local areas.
Increased civic pride as people engage with their local surroundings and get involved with planning and management of the local environment.
A boost to the local economy through increased tourism.
Regeneration of run-down, neglected, or disadvantaged areas.
Co-operation between community groups for the benefit of all residents
A way to get to know the people in your community and have some fun.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 01903 737951 if you would like to find out more about either of the above schemes.