City Corporation triumphs in London Bloom awards
The City of London Corporation is celebrating after winning seven honours in the 2018 London in Bloom competition.
The City of London won Gold and overall winner in the Town category, and there were awards for West Ham Park in Newham, Queen’s Park in Brent, Golder’s Hill Park in Barnet and Postman’s Park in the City. The Hill Garden and Pergola on Hampstead Heath were honoured alongside Keats House in Camden.
The City of London Corporation is a major green spaces provider for London. It protects and conserves 18 green spaces in London and south east England – including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest - and over 200 smaller ones in the Square Mile. They include important wildlife habitats, sites of scientific interest and national nature reserves. They are protected from being built on by special legislation.
London in Bloom celebrates and recognises the passion Londoners have for greening the capital city.
Entries are invited every year from local authorities, parks, friends groups, community groups, and schools across London who want to improve their local environment.
Graeme Smith, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Open Spaces and City Gardens Committee, said:
“These results are a testament to the exceptional work that our staff, volunteers and friends groups achieve all year round.
“London in Bloom is about celebrating and recognising the passion we all have for a cleaner, greener city. And we are absolutely dedicated to protecting and providing green spaces across the capital for the benefit of all Londoners.”
The City of London Corporation invests £29m in its green spaces every year, which attract over 23 million visits annually.
Laura Simpson, Media Officer, City of London Corporation
T: 020 7332 3654
Notes to editors
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
London in Bloom results 2018 can be found here.
The 18 green spaces run by the City of London Corporation are:
- Hampstead Heath
- Highgate Wood
- Golders Hill Park
- Queen’s Park
- Epping Forest
- Wanstead Flats
- Wanstead Park
- City of London Cemetery and Crematorium
- West Ham Park
- Burnham Beeches
- Stoke Common
- Ashtead Common
- Coulsdon Common
- Farthing Downs
- Kenley Common
- Spring Park
- West Wickham Common