London in Bloom


judith st john of tower hamlets council receives a london in bloom award on behalf of the borough

The council has won the top award at the London City in Bloom awards with Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets Cemetery park both recognised for their beautiful open spaces.

The Borough won the award at a special ceremony hosted for the first time in in its 50 year history at Mile End Park Arts Pavilion.

London in Bloom is a campaign and competition where Boroughs, communities, residents, businesses can work together to improve the environment of London to make a greener, cleaner place to live, work and visit.

The borough won the Gold Award in the Main Entry City Category with Victoria Park winning best Large Park and receiving the highest mark ever recorded. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park also received plaudits in the category for the Large Conservation Area.

In the Silver Gilts Awards, Canary Wharf was recognised under the Best Town Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park won in the Large Cemetery section and Trinity Square Gardens under Heritage Gardens, with

Trinity Square Gardens recognised in the Small Park category. 

Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:

“These awards are a fantastic testament to both the beauty of our parks and open spaces, the range of activities in Tower Hamlets and the spirit of togetherness and interaction offered by our community groups. As a Borough we are very proud this has been recognised through the London in Bloom Awards”

Silver Awards were awarded to Museum Gardens as Small Park

The excellent work that is carried out by the Borough’s many community groups were recognised with a raft of awards to local groups of tenants gardeners and activity centres.

Tower Hamlets has many diverse parks, gardens and open spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy. Play areas for children, leisure and recreational facilities, nature reserves, walking trails and live events are just a few of the things that can be enjoyed in the borough’s parks and open spaces. The borough has won many awards for the quality and management of its parks and open spaces, including various ix Green Flag Awards – which recognise exceptional high quality green public spaces. 

Visit our parks page for more on our parks and open spaces.

Other awards given to Tower Hamlets groups included: 

Gold in the Our Community Award went toWinterton House Organic Garden.

It's Your Neighbourhood Awards 

The grade of Outstanding (the highest mark) was awarded to the following groups :

 Teesdale and Hollybush Community Tenants and Residents Assoc (entered and supported by Councils Parks team)

  • Beckley House – Hamlets Way, Tower Hamlets                                                                           
  • Derwent House- Wraxall Road
  • Cranbrook Community Food Garden
  • Ennerdale House – Southern Grove
  • Stepney City Farm
  • Winterton House Organic Garden
  • Providence Row Gardens 

Thriving awarded to:

Cow Garden – Eric Street 

Advancing awarded to:

Buttermere House – Mile End Road

Tracy House – Mile End Road

Under Discretionary Awards, The Chairman’s Award was awarded to:

Providence Row Gardens

Posted on Monday 2nd October 2017