More of Nottingham’s parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year.

29 parks in Nottingham have now been assessed by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award scheme as amongst the very best in the UK. This year a fantastic seven additional parks have secured their Green Flag status: Bulwell Northern Cemetery, Highfields Park, Radford Recreation Ground, Coppice Park, Valley Road Park, Victoria Embankment and Wollaton Park. Nottingham has also been awarded a total of 17 Community Awards including Friends of Greens Mill Community Garden, Holme Pit, The SALTAR Garden and St. Martins Church, Bilborough.

The Green Flag award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

All the flags flying this year are a testament to the huge efforts of both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

The announcement of this year’s Award winners comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are enjoying Love Parks Week (15 – 24 July), an annual celebration of Britain’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded 29 Green Flag Awards this year, an amazing increase of 7, from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights the value we put on our parks and green spaces, they are an important part of people’s lives and wellbeing in Nottingham.  It is fantastic that Nottingham City Council’s investment in parks has been recognised with these accolades.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

Our Green Flag winners:

  • Arboretum
  • Arboretum – Green Heritage
  • Bulwell Bogs
  • Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground
  • Bulwell Northern Cemetery (New)
  • Clifton Playing Fields
  • Colwick Country Park
  • Colwick Woods LNR
  • Coppice Park
  • Forest Recreation Ground
  • Forest Recreation Ground – Green Heritage
  • Harrison’s Plantation LNR
  • Heathfield Park
  • Highfield Park (New)
  • High Wood Cemetery
  • King George V park
  • Lenton Abbey Park
  • Lenton Recreation Ground
  • Martin’s Pond LNR
  • Radford Recreation Ground (New)
  • Queens Walk Recreation Ground
  • Sandy Banks LNR
  • Sellers Wood LNR (New)
  • Southern (Wilford Hill) Cemetery
  • Strelley Recreation Ground
  • Valley Road Park (New)
  • Vernon Park
  • Victoria Embankment (New)
  • Victoria Park
  • Wollaton Park (New)
  • Woodthorpe Park

Green Flag Community Award Winners:

  • Arkwright Meadows Community Garden
  • Brewhouse Yard Gardens
  • Bulwell Forest Community Garden
  • Carrington Community Garden
  • City Hospital Garden (Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers)
  • Friends of Green’s Mill Community Garden
  • Holme Pit
  • Iremonger’s Pond
  • Lark Hill Village
  • Meadows Library Garden
  • Poplar Park
  • St Ann’s Community Orchard
  • St Leo’s Church
  • St. Martin’s Church
  • Stonebridge City Farm
  • The SALTAR Garden
  • Wollaton Park Community Centre Garden