Two Bexley Parks Awarded Green Flag Status
Hall Place & Gardens and Lesnes Abbey Woods have been recognised as two of the very best parks in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme.
Hall Place & Gardens has also received the Green Heritage Site accreditation for the management of its historic features.
This is the third year that Lesnes Abbey Woods has received the Green Flag and the 24th year for Hall Place & Gardens.
Councillor Peter Craske, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places said:
“In a year when local people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep I am proud that Lesnes Abbey and Hall Place & Gardens have been recognised once again as two of the world’s best parks.’
“It is thanks to the dedication and hard work of parks staff, contractors and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors this year, they have maintained the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award and our residents and helped #doitforBexley.”
The two parks join sites across the country collecting the prestigious award for 2020. The Green Flag is a sign to the public that the two parks boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.
Hall Place & Gardens will be joining buildings and landmarks across the country supporting the ‘Go green’ initiative driven by Green flag, to light up green spaces in support of all our parks. The North courtyard at Hall Place will be lit up every evening from 14 – 18 October.
To keep up-to-date with the latest news and events at both sites, follow Lesnes Abbey Woods on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lesnesabbey and Hall Place & Gardens at www.hallplace.org.uk