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Two gardens and a woodland area in Falmouth have recently received Green Flag Awards, recognising the hard work of the community which goes into maintaining them. Green Flag Awards scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces across Britain.
Gyllyngdune Gardens and Queen Mary Gardens were the two gardens to be rewarded with the acclaimed reward, and gardeners and volunteers were very pleased with the reward.
Jacqui Owen, visitor and community engagement officer for the town council, said: “The award isn’t just about horticulture, the judges look at the facilities, the friendliness of staff as well as the whole surroundings.
“We have a very strong volunteer programme and at Queen Mary we have a lot of involvement from local schools. The award is a real testament to partnership working.”
The Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland also received a Green Flag Community award, recognising the ongoing work that helps protect the public space.
Judges said: “The Friends have created a proactive woodland environment with beautiful walks… significant progress has been made to improve access through the woodland.”
It is great news to hear the public spaces in and around Falmouth are recognised as some of the thousands of areas across the country to be green, as well as credit given to those that help to keep them so. When on your family holidays in Falmouth this summer and autumn, be sure to make the most of the wonderful gardens and woodland spaces close by to our cottages.
Photo by: Edwinski