In a record-breaking year, Darwin Garden Millennium Green Trust is celebrating after again receiving a Green Flag Award for Darwin Gardens, Ilkley.
The news that Darwin Gardens has achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.
Managed by Ilkley Town Council, a spokesperson said: “We are delighted to receive this coveted award for the 17th year running, which recognises the importance of this green space in the town and the hard work of all involved in maintaining the gardens to such a high standard”.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Darwin Gardens Millennium Green Trust in achieving a Green Flag Award.
“Darwin Gardens is a vital green space for the community of Ilkley, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.