Open Spaces Society calls for nominations for its annual awards

The Open Spaces Society is calling for nominations for its second annual awards that celebrate the best open spaces in England and Wales.

Vice-chairman Jean Macdonald said the society wanted to encourage entries for projects that supported its aims to protect, increase, enhance and champion common land, town and village greens, open spaces and public rights and people’s right to enjoy them. 

"The project might be the creation of a new open space or right of way, or one which has been rescued from destruction. Perhaps you have tidied up your local space and improved it for public enjoyment. We are looking for good stories."

Anyone can nominate a project and the closing date is 28 February 2013. Entries will be considered by a national panel of judges and shortlisted applicants will receive a site visit. Awards will be made at the society’s AGM in Birmingham in July. 

Winner of last year’s inaugural; award was Bishop’s Meadow Trust, Farnham in Surrey for saving a 12ha meadow for the public. Runner-up was Our Green Space in Cumbria, a project which enabled five communities to improve their green spaces and make better use of them.

A personal commendation was given to Jade Smith of Royd Regeneration for her work in redesigning and refurbishing Mytholmroyd’s formerly run-down memorial garden as a public open space in West Yorkshire.

For entry details visit

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs
Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources