The City of London Corporation is delighted after winning five awards in the 2023 London in Bloom competition.
The London in Bloom aims to make London a greener and more pleasant place to live, recognise volunteers, increase biodiversity in the area, and build resilient and sustainable communities through community gardening.
They aim to recognise these traits and values through their London in Bloom competition where applications can be awarded from Certificate of Commendation Fair all the way to Gold.
Golders Hill Park, which the City Corporation manages in Barnet, was awarded Gold, and revealed as the overall winner in the Large Park category. West Ham Park in Newham, and Queen’s Park in Brent, also bagged Gold awards in the same category. The Hill Garden and The Pergola, on Hampstead Heath, both won Gold in the Small Park and Walled Garden categories, respectively.
The City Corporation owns over 11,000 acres of open space in London and southeast England, including Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches.
They also run 180 other smaller sites in the Square Mile which combined they invest in over £38 million a year.
The corporation aims to run these sights at little to no cost to the community so allowing anyone to enjoy them. The London in Bloom competition is just one way in which the capital strives to remain and push the boundaries of what it means to be a green city.
Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Natural Environment Board, Caroline Haines, said: “We are committed to offering green spaces across the capital, for the benefit of local people and visitors to enjoy some quiet and reflective time.”