Barnard Park has received a gold award in the Best Community Park category in Islington in Bloom. Congratulations to our volunteer gardeners who put in hundreds of hours every year to make the park bloom. A gold award is a very high standard. The volunteers achieve this level of proficiency while gardening with all comers – dogs, foxes, children and all manner of visitors. Dog walkers are among our biggest supporters!
The park came in third place in this category. Caledonian Park was first with also a ‘Champion of Champions’ award. Penn Road Gardens, a lovely space off the Caledonian Road, came in second. With Frieightliners Farm and Culpepper Gardens, there is a real horticultural skill flourishing in our area for the public to enjoy. We’re all working together to create a natural environment in a crowded urban space.
Islington has a knack for this. The borough has the least amount of green space in London, save the tiny City of London. Islington was selected this year as a candidate for Britain in Bloom, bestowed on the best urban growing displays in the county.