Abbey Gardens in Abingdon has been judged one of the best parks in the
country after it was awarded Green Flag status for the third year in a
The gardens, which are owned and maintained by the Vale of White Horse
District Council, first scooped the Green Flag Award in 2009 following a
five-year restoration project to transform the site to the way it looked
in its Victorian heyday.
The Green Flag is a national award that recognises parks that are well
maintained and managed with excellent facilities.
Cllr Reg Waite, cabinet member with responsibility for parks, said: “I
am delighted Abbey Gardens has once again received this national
accolade. Council staff and contractors work very hard to keep these
attractive grounds in great condition so they can be enjoyed by both
residents of the district and visitors. This award is something to be
exceedingly proud of.”
The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed by a consortium comprising Keep
Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag
Plus Partnership, the consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf
of Communities and Local Government.
For more information see www.greenflagaward.org.uk