Sir John McDougall Gardens is recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces

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Cllr Sabina Akhtar (second from the right), Cabinet member for Culture, Arts and Brexit celebrates the award with parks officers

Sir John McDougall Gardens on the Isle of Dogs has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the country’s top parks.

It’s among a record-breaking 1,970 green spaces in the UK and a further 131 around the world to receive a prestigious Green Flag today as a mark of their quality. 

The gardens join 11 other green spaces in Tower Hamlets to have previously been awarded Green Flag status, taking the total to 12, more than the borough has ever had.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive another Green Flag Award – taking the total in the borough to 12.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Sir John McDougall Gardens to such a high standard.”

The internationally respected Green Flag Award, now in its third decade, is a sign to the public that a space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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.”

Posted on Tuesday 16th July 2019