Queens Garden: Green Flag Award

Last Wednesday Queens Garden, adjacent to both The Glades and Kentish Way, was inspected by an expert from Hillingdon council, to confirm that it continued to be up to the standard required for the award of a Green Flag. While we await his report, all concerned remain confident. If successful this park would have obtained this award for a fourth year running. #GreenFlag #idVerde

Inspector (second from left) and the idVerde team

The Green Flag Award scheme seeks to raise the standards of public parks & green spaces. In England this scheme is run by the Keep Britain Tidy group.

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Green Flag Award

Flag Pole Reinstated

New flag pole in Queens Garden

In November our new flag pole was installed at the Kentish Way entrance of Queens Garden, after a long campaign. This replaced an earlier one located nearby, now occupied by the Children’s Playground, which was redeveloped along with several small restaurants in what used to be part of the park. To celebrate this we were able to raise our Green Flag awarded for 2021/2. This was the third year in a row this park was successful. We will soon be aiming for this valued public green space, right in the town centre, to again be recognised in this manner.

Green Flag Award is a national award, a quality mark for parks & green spaces – and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Its criteria are –

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe & secure
  • Well maintained & clean
  • Environmental management
  • Biodiversity, landscape & heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Marketing & communication
  • Management

Green Flag award

People enjoying Queens Gardens in happier times

For a third year running Queens Gardens has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag award. This reflects the continuing very high standard of this much valued public park, achieved as a result of the maintenance of this space by the parks contractor idVerde. This has been achieved despite the furloughing of many staff members during the height of the coronavirus lockdown. Seven other public green spaces across the borough also gained awards.

Queens Gardens is an important public green space located between The Glades shopping centre and Kentish Way. It therefore provides a welcome restful oasis from the much busier places adjacent. This is especially true in the current pandemic. You can find out more about this park HERE

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

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Queens Garden: Your comments wanted

People enjoying warm day in Queens Garden

Queens Garden is a popular town centre park which for two years running has been awarded a Green Flag, a national award marking its quality. We are now looking for your comments on this park especially what you most enjoy about it. Your comments will help inform the ongoing management plan for this site.

Queens Garden awarded Green Flag for second year

Green Flag Award banner

Queens Garden has been awarded a Green Flag Award for a second year running, as one of the very best in the world. Queens Garden joins several other green spaces awarded recognition in Bromley. 

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second year. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Queens Garden to such a high standard. This park has been enjoyed by the public for over a hundred years and we are confident that they will continue to do so in the future.” 

Jeff Royce, Chairman, Friends of Bromley Town Parks & Gardens

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