Three public gardens in Weymouth and Portland are among the best in Britain after winning Green Flag Awards from the charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Sandsfoot Gardens and Greenhill Gardens in Weymouth and Easton Gardens in Portland all receive the prestigious awards. They are maintained by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s parks and gardens staff along with volunteers from community groups.
Councillor Andy Blackwood, the borough council’s community facilities briefholder, said: “It’s an amazing achievement to win these awards once again and is testament to the hard work of the parks and gardens team and community volunteers. I’d like to thank the Friends of Greenhill Gardens, Easton Community Group and the Friends of the Rodwell Trail and Sandsfoot Gardens for their continued efforts to ensure that these places remain a fantastic place for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Easton Gardens is noted for its mature trees and a play area, the seafront Greenhill Gardens has a putting green, a bowling green, tennis courts and a café, and Sandsfoot Gardens counts the remains of a Tudor castle in the grounds as its distinctive attraction.
The Green Flag awards were launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country.