Cardiff's Bute Park scoops Wales title in Britain's Best Park contest

Bute Park in Cardiff has been awarded the accolade of the best park in Wales in Britain's Best Park competition.

Winners in the other regions will be announced later this week, along with the overall winner.

Parks were judged on various criteria including environment, design, usability, access, maintenance and community involvement. Judges -- including HW's deputy editor Matthew Appleby -- were particularly impressed by Bute Park's wide variety of attractions and community events, excellent horticulture and ease of accessibility to and from Cardiff city centre.

Cardiff City Council's executive member for culture, leisure and parks, Nigel Howells said: "This is a fantastic achievement for Bute Park and all the staff who work so hard to make it look so fantastic year round. Following on from the park's Green Flag earlier in the year, this is another important accolade and a strong endorsement that we are getting it right in the park."

Britain's Best Park Awards are sponsored by petrol lawn mower engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton. Its business development manager Ian Small said: "Bute Park has a traditional feel, it is maintained to the highest standards and its community attractions make it a worthy winner of the regional prize."


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