Bromley Palace Park commended with Green Flag award
PUBLISHED: 12:09 01 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 01 October 2013
Bromley Palace Park, in the Civic Centre grounds, has received the Green Flag award for the third time.
The award follows ongoing improvements and conservation by Thyme Out Too, the council’s training scheme to support people people with learning difficulties.
Cllr Peter Morgan, executive for renewal and recreation, said: “This hard earned award is a reflection of the excellent work undertaken by the Thyme Out Too team all year round to improve this green space.
“This scheme provides people with the real and lasting skills needed for new prospects, and promoting new opportunities will help everyone to enjoy Bromley to its fullest advantage. The gardens enhance the Old Palace which is a prestigious venue for events and weddings.”
Work at the park has included planting more than 10,000 bulbs, designing and replanting borders, creating a sustainable composting area and planting native hedging.
Working with Friends of Bromley Town and Parks and Gardens, the volunteers have also run events including plant sales, demonstrations, tours and open days for members of the public.
The project has also hosted three primary school visits over the past year where pupils have built wildlife habitats in Bromley Palace Park.