Green Flags fly high in SE1!

We are delighted that our Red Cross Garden, Tate Community Garden and Waterloo Millennium Green have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best open spaces in the world.

These much loved sites have all held Green Flags for a number of years, retaining them is a real tribute to our staff and teams of volunteers who keep these spaces so well maintained year-round.

A record-breaking number of sites recognised

Red Cross, Tate Community Garden and Waterloo Green join a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, in receiving a prestigious Green Flag Award this week.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

A tribute to hard work and dedication

Bankside Open Spaces Trust CEO Charlotte Gilsenan said: “We are absolutely delighted to maintain our Green Flag Awards for Red Cross Garden, Tate Community Garden and Waterloo Millennium Green. The awards are a mark of the hard work and dedication that go into our open spaces. We know how much quality green spaces matter to our local residents, workers and visitors, and it’s wonderful to be able to continue flying our flags with pride.”

We are also pleased that London Borough of Southwark Park Mint Street Park has retained it’s Green flag Award this year. We manage and maintain the planting within this park and it’s Green Flag rewards our hardworking volunteers!

Celebrating our open spaces at the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival

We will be celebrating all our beautiful green spaces next week as part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival. Two walking tours will guide visitors through the Trusts ‘Secret Gardens of Se1’ while Buzzin’ Bees takes place in Red Cross Garden and invites visitors to learn all about bees and pollinators, with tea and cake – of course! More can be found here:

Sarah Mangan