Hillingdon wins gold award in nationwide Britain in Bloom competition

Hillingdon has won the prestigious gold award and won the large city category for its impeccable parks and green spaces in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition.

The nationwide competition celebrates horticultural achievement, community and environmental responsibility, and the results were announced on Friday 27 October at Colwyn Bay, Lllandudno - writes hillingdon.gov.uk.

Britain in Bloom judges Darren Share and Geraldine King visited the borough in August to inspect its spectacular green spaces, including the Rural Activities Garden Centre in Hillingdon, Eastcote House Gardens and Manor Farm in Ruislip. Darren said: "It was great to hear how committed the council is to open spaces and it's so nice to see the amount of community activity and volunteering that you all do in Hillingdon. Everything we saw was really impressive."

Hillingdon has more than 200 parks and green spaces which are regularly maintained by Hillingdon Council employees, residents, and volunteers. In addition to its success in Britain in Bloom, Hillingdon was also awarded the highest number of Green Flags in the UK earlier in the year and won the gold award for large city borough in the London in Bloom competition.

Councillor Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win gold in the large city category and also category winner in Britain in Bloom against such strong competition. This is a fantastic achievement for Hillingdon and will add to our long list of accolades for outstanding parks and green spaces. We'd like to thank all the council employees, residents and volunteers who have put so much time and effort into making Hillingdon such a wonderful place to enjoy and visit, and would encourage more people to go out and explore our green spaces."

For more information, please visit Hillingdon in Bloom.

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