London parks celebrated as In Bloom results revealed

Parks and gardens across the capital were celebrated during the annual London In Bloom awards.

Richmond's Terrace Gardens scooped best park Pic: LBR
Richmond's Terrace Gardens scooped best park Pic: LBR

The London Borough of Islington scooped the overall prize for Best London in Bloom entry 2009 during an awards ceremony held on Friday (11 September) at the RFU's Twickenham Stadium.

Terrace Gardens in Richmond was the winner of the park or large public garden category, while the best small park category winner was Clapton Pond, in Hackney.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames also picked up a special award for biodiversity, sponsored by the London Wildlife Trust.

The chairman's award went to the Royal Parks.

Richmond upon Thames was the host borough for the 2009 London in Bloom competition, and more than 300 civic leaders and horticulturalists from across London were at the awards ceremony.

A full list of London in Bloom 2009 award winners covered more than 25 categories.

The competition was sponsored by Veolia Environmental Services.

 

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