Richmond scoops GOLD in national gardening ‘Oscars’
14th October 2013
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At the RHS Britain in Bloom ceremony on Saturday night, it was announced that the borough was the winner of the city category with a coveted Gold award.

In addition, judges were so impressed on their visit to the "flowered borough" they put forward Twickenham's Diamond Jubilee Gardens for an additional accolade - the RHS Britain in Bloom Sustainable Landscaping Award, which it won against stiff competition from dozens of other nominees.

In their comments, Judges praised the many fine parks and open spaces, which are very well maintained and highly valued by local residents and visitors alike. They particularly highlighted the fact that “community consultation and involvement is at the heart of the council’s ethos.

This has given people a real sense of ownership and identity, which they have responded to...the Council is to be congratulated for the significant funding which has been put behind this initiative.”

What do you think of our local parks? Where's your favourite place to picnic or take a stroll?

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