Borough Gardens One Of The Best In Britain
8:06am 28th July 2014
Dorchester's Borough Gardens has been named one of the BEST in Britain.
The gardens’ have received a Green Flag Award, among a record breaking 1,476 other parks and green spaces.
The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.
A Green Flag recognises the green space as having the highest possible standards and excellent facilities.
Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd explained more about the award;
''A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the park managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.''
These park users told Wessex FM what they liked about the Gardens.
One woman explained; ''It's peaceful, it's very well maintained and the children's play area is amazing, it's got fantastic facilities.''
Another man added; ''It's nice and open, it's nice to come and get some fresh air, it's relaxing and nice to see a bit of greenery.''
Dorchester's Mayor Peter Mann said he is delighted to receive the award for the seventh year running.
The Town Council will welcome residents and visitors to Borough Gardens on Wednesday 30th July to celebrate their success at the annual Love Parks event.