Four parks in Bushey retained their Green Flag Awards in a record-breaking year across the UK for outstanding green spaces.
King George Recreation Ground has held its international award for the 21st consecutive year and Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake retained it for a second year.
Other awards go to Fishers Field Nature Reserve which receive a Green Flag Community Award for the 11th year running, and Bushey Rose Garden was awarded Green Heritage Site accreditation because of its historic features and standard of conservation, for the ninth year in a row.
They are among 1,970 parks and green spaces which boast the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive these Green Flag Awards for yet another year.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.
“Our parks offer a wide range of recreational activities to local people of all ages and are free to use. Let’s hope the excellent hot weather continues so everyone can make the most of them as the school holidays get underway.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Stone