Alexandra Park has been acknowledged as one of London’s best open spaces after receiving a London in Bloom Silver Gilt award for the fourth time.
The award, which recognises the best public spaces in London, follows shortly after Park was awarded another prestigious Green Flag Award for the sixth consecutive year.
London in Bloom is one of 17 regional campaigns for RHS Britain in Bloom; the largest horticultural campaign in the United Kingdom, and the campaign recognises various initiatives in green spaces across London that promotes sustainability and makes a direct and positive impact on local people and the environment.
Mark Evison, Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s Park Manager said: “We are delighted that Alexandra Park has been recognised by London in Bloom for being one of the campaign’s best Large Parks in London especially in the Park’s 150th year.
“We have worked extremely hard to ensure the Park is a welcoming green space for local people and visitors alike whilst supporting the Park’s growing number of large scale events.
“This has been balanced by the on-going maintenance of the Park’s 196 acres of Grade II listed parkland and breath-taking view, and by landscaping formal flower beds around the grounds.”
A recent Park restoration project has seen the historic Rose Garden rejuvenated as a legacy for the Park’s 150th anniversary.
The project has been the garden’s fountain, which dates back to 1875, restored and a sensory garden planted for people to enjoy.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive for Alexandra Park and Palace said: “The historic Rose Garden, built by internees at Alexandra Park during the First World War, looks stunning and it is a credit to our grounds maintenance staff and apprentices who have worked on this project.”
Peter Holman, London in Bloom Managing Trustee said “London in Bloom is pleased to award Alexandra Palace a Silver Gilt in this year’s Large Park of the Year Awards.
“The park consistently produces a high standard of maintenance and their award is a true mark of quality; making Alexandra Palace one of the top parks in London and a major visitor attraction.
“Their award is especially pleasing in this their 150th Year”