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Green Flag Awards

Last Modified October 04, 2018

 Green Flag Award logoHertsmere's parks are among the best in the UK - and that's official!

We've held on to all six of our Green Flag Awards this year meaning Hertsmere still has the highest number of Green Flag Awards in Hertfordshire.

Green Flags are a national standard which highlight quality green spaces which are well managed.  A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that a park or green space has the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. 

 Areas are judged on:

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe and secure
  • Well maintained and clean
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation and heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Management
  • Marketing


Hertsmere's award-winning parks

 King George Recreation Ground in Bushey has the longest running award history and has Green Flag Awards 2015held the prestigious accolade for an impressive 20 years. Aberford Park in Borehamwood has won the flag for 11 years. In Potters Bar, Oakmere Park has received the award 16 times and Parkfield was awarded it for the tenth year in a row.

Fisher's Field Nature Reserve in Bushey has received a special Green Flag Community Award for the tenth time in recognition of the work carried out by local volunteers who manage the site in partnership with the council.

The Bushey Rose Garden has won the Green Flag for the eighth time and has also been successful in receiving the prestigious Green Heritage Award due to the historic nature of the garden.

In 2018 Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake won the award for the very first time.

Thanks go to Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Group, Friends of King George Recreation Ground, Friends of Fishers Fields, Friends of the Rose Garden, garden volunteers and Warren Estate Residents Association who all volunteer their time to make the parks special places to visit, as well as John O’Conners Grounds Maintenance who carry out our maintenance works.

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