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Richmond upon Thames celebrates 21 Green Flags Awards in 2021

15 October 2021

Vine Road Recreation Ground in Barnes has been awarded a Green Flag Award for 2021. This latest award takes the borough’s total number of parks with a Green Flag Award to 21.

This significant achievement highlights Richmond Council’s continued efforts to achieve excellence in providing parks and open spaces of the highest standard. Twenty award-winning parks retained their Green Flag status from the previous year’s awards.  

This year, the Green Flag Award Scheme celebrates its 25th anniversary and remains the international quality mark for parks. The scheme assesses parks based on a range of aspects associated with their management including facilities, maintenance, and biodiversity with the aim of ensuring everyone has access to quality green spaces. 

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the names of 2,127 parks and green spaces across the UK that have collected a prestigious Green Flag Award for 2021. 

Parks are awarded Green Flag status for one year, after which they must reapply to retain their status. In order to be re-awarded a Green Flag Award a park must maintain and improve upon previous standards. 

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee, said:   

"Our parks and open spaces are an essential aspect of our beautiful borough. Our tally of twenty-one Green Flag Awards this year is a significant achievement.  

"I am delighted that the borough has added to our awards tally and would like to thank our Parks team, contractors, Friends groups and residents who have all worked so hard in our parks this year." 

The 21 parks in Richmond upon Thames recognised by The Green Flag Award are: 

  • Cambridge Gardens 
  • Carlisle Park 
  • Crane Park (Joint with London Borough of Hounslow) 
  • Garrick’s Lawn 
  • Ham Village Green 
  • Hampton Common 
  • Hatherop Park 
  • Heathfield Rec 
  • Kew Green 
  • Kneller Gardens 
  • Murray Park 
  • North Sheen Rec 
  • Palewell Common and Fields 
  • Radnor Gardens 
  • Richmond Green 
  • Terrace Gardens and Buccleuch Gardens 
  • The King's Field 
  • Twickenham Green 
  • Vine Road Recreation Ground 
  • Westerly Ware 
  • York House Gardens 

Find out more about our parks and open spaces and the Green Flag Awards.  

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Updated: 15 October 2021