Published: 10 August 2022
Westminster City Council has received both a Green Flag Award and a Green Heritage Site Accreditation in partnership with Parks for London for the recently upgraded Hanover Square Gardens.
Hanover Square Gardens underwent an extensive redesign, which sees its original 300-year-old vista recovered to create a green oasis in the heart of London’s West End. The garden reopened to the public in autumn 2021, and links to the new Bond Street Crossrail station.
The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting a benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and further afield.
The Heritage Site Accreditation recognises the conservation of historical features that are a celebrated part of the landscape.
Westminster Council’s Parks Services now hold:
- 28 Green Flag Awards, including at Porchester Square Gardens and Queen’s Park Gardens
- 5 Green Heritage Site Accreditations including Christchurch Gardens, Leicester Square Gardens and Victoria Embankment Gardens
- Paddington Recreation Ground has also retained its Green Flag Award, as well as 3 Green Flag Awards for Westminster Housing Estates at Lillington and Longmore, Churchill Gardens and Lisson Green.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality said:
Our ambition is to maintain sustainable, high quality green spaces in Westminster, which support health and wellbeing, community cohesion and create pleasant spaces for everyone to enjoy. I am delighted that Hanover Square Gardens has received a Green Flag Award and Heritage Site accreditation. It is testament to the importance of green spaces are in our city. We are extremely proud of the award for Hanover Square, along with the many other gardens that have won before.