Capital’s award-winning green spaces revealed

Cardiff’s beautiful parks and green spaces have once again achieved the accolade of gaining the Green Flag Award.

Eleven parks and green spaces in the city maintained by Cardiff Council have been awarded Keep Wales Tidy’s coveted international mark of quality, including Cardiff Bay Wetlands, which receives the recognition for the first time.

Bute Park, Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cathays Cemetery, Flat Holm Island, Grange Gardens, Parc Cefn Onn, Roath Park, Rumney Hill Gardens, Thornhill Cemetery and Victoria Park have once again met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag.

The announcement comes during the 11th annual Love Parks Week (14 – 23 July), organised by Keep Britain Tidy, when people across the country come together celebrate parks and show the world that parks matter to them.

In total, 183 parks and green spaces in Wales have achieved the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award. The scheme is delivered in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

A full list award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag

Published 20.7.17