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Hundreds of parks and green spaces in Wales achieve Green Flag Award status

Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.

A record-breaking 201 parks and green spaces, including universities, cemeteries, woodlands and allotments across Wales have met the high standards needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award.

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Among this year’s recipients of the Green Flag Award are, for the first time, Aberdare Park, Wrexham Cemetery and Swansea University’s Bay Campus.

Glanrhyd Hospital in Bridgend also becomes the first hospital in Wales to achieve Green Flag status.

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

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The full list of Green Flag Award locations where you live

Cae Chwarae Maes Cynfor, Cemaes – Community Award
Coed Llwynonn – Community Award
Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland Group – Community Award
Newry Beach Sunken Garden – Community Award

Bryn Bach Park – Full Award
Beaufort Hill Woodlands – Community Award
Garden Festival Parklands – Community Award
Parc Nant y Waun – Community Award
Terence Garden Welfare Park – Community Award
Trevor Rowson Park – Community Award

Bryn Garw Country Park – Full Award
Coychurch Crematorium – Full Award
Maesteg Welfare Park – Full Award
The Wilderness Lake Porthcawl – Full Award
Glanrhyd Hospital – Full Award
Caerau Market Garden – Community Award
Badgers Brook Allotment – Community Award
Wilderness Allotment Association – Community Award

Cwmcarn Forest – Full Award
Morgan Jones Park – Full Award
Waunfawr Park Crosskeys – Full Award
Parc Cwm Darren – Full Award
Ystrad Mynach Park – Full Award
Brithdir Cemetery – Full Award
Morgan Jones Community Allotment – Community Award
Shingrig Road Allotments – Community Award
St Andrews Community Churchyard – Community Award
Trevelyan Court – Community Award
Coed-Y-Werin/Caerphilly – Community Award
Trethomas Community Allotment – Community Award
Aber Valley Community Allotment – Community Award
Taraggon Eductional Garden – Community Award
St Martins Church – Community Award
Waunfawr Community Garden – Community Award

Bute Park – Full Award
Cardiff Bay Barrage – Full Award
Cathays Cemetery – Full Award
Flat Holm Island – Full Award
Cardiff Bay Wetlands – Full Award
Grange Gardens – Full Award
Heath Park – Full Award
Parc Cefn Onn – Full Award
Roath Park – Full Award
Rumney Hill Gardens – Full Award
St Fagans: Natural History Museum – Full Award
Thornhill Cemetery & Cardiff Crem – Full Award
Victoria Park, Cardiff – Full Award
Chapter Community Garden – Community Award
Coed Y Felin – Community Award
Hailey Park Meadow, Llandaff North – Community Award
Chris McGuigan Memorial Garden – Community Award
Old St Mellons Community Playing Fields and Park – Community Award
Llandaf North Allotment – Community Award
Nant Fawr Community Woodlands – Community Award
Howardian Local Nature Reserve – Community Award
Plasnewydd Community Garden – Community Award
St Mellons Community Garden – Community Award
St Peters Community Garden – Community Award
Whitchurch Community Garden – Community Award

National Wool Museum Dye Garden – Community Award
Troserch Woodland – Community Award

Aberystwyth University – Penglais Campus – Full Award
Coed Y Bont – Community Award

Parc Peulwys – Full Award
Great Orme Country Park – Full Award
Happy Valley – Full Award
Llanrhos Lawn Cemetery – Full Award
Queens Gardens – Full Award
Bodlondeb- Full Award
Bryn Euryn Allotments – Full Award
Cae Derw Park – Full Award
Pentre Mawr Park – Full Award
Wynn Gardens – Full Award
Conwy Orchard – Community Award
Queens Park – Community Award
St Tudno’s Churchyard (Great Orme) – Community Award
St Cynbryd’s Community Gardens – Community Award

Afon Elwy Riverside Community Award
Bodfari Community Park Community Award
Ffrith Common Land Park, Prestatyn Community Award
Llanferres Playing Field Community Award
Marine Lake, Rhyl Community Award
Maes Ysgawen Community Award
Maes Derwen Community Award
Prestatyn Community Woodland/Coed y Morfa Community Award
St Marcella Churchyard Community Award

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Full Award
Wepre Park Full Award

Padarn Country Park Full Award
Ynys-y-Maengwyn Full Award
Cae Bryn Coed Community Award
Dwyfor gardening Project Community Award
Parc Blaenau Ffestiniog Community Award

Garwnant Forest Centre Full Award
Taff Bargoed Park Full Award
Cyfartha Park Full Award
Aberfan Cemetery Full Award
Penywern Top Pond Community Award
Woodland Walk Community Award
Pontygwaith Nature Reserve Community Award
Stephens & George Charitable Trust (Dowlais) Community Award
Pontsticill Village Community Award
Dowlais Infants School & Community Garden Community Award
Cilsanws Nature Reserve Community Award

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Caldicot Castle and Country Park Full Award
Castle Meadows Full Award
Old Station Tintern Full Award
Bailey Park Community Award
Crick Woodland Community Award
Crick Meadow Community Award
Crucorney Allotments Community Award
Goytre Community Garden Community Award
Laurie Jones Community Orchard Community Award
The Cornfield Community Award

Margam Park Full Award
Gnoll Estate Country Park Full Award
Victoria Gardens Full Award
Tir Morfa Community Award
The Lane Community Award
Aberavon Community Garden Community Award
Amman Valley Trotting Club Community Award
Glyncorrwg Ponds Community Award
Riverside Park, Pontardawe Community Award

Beechwood Park Full Award
Belle Vue Park, Newport Full Award
Gwent Crematorium Full Award

Scolton Manor Country Park Full Award
Fishguard & Goodwick Green Spaces Community Award
Hayscastle Community Woodland Community Award
Holyland Community Woodland Community Award
Jubilee Park and Nature Trail Community Award
Lampeter Velfrey Play Area Community Award

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens Community Award
Llanidloes Community Food Garden Community Award
Llanidloes Millennium Garden Community Award
Llanidloes Wildlife Garden Community Award
The Warden Community Award
Newtown Community Garden Community Award
Severn Farm Ponds Community Award
Watton Allotment Association Community Award

Aberdare Park Full Award
Dare Valley Country Park Full Award
Taffs Well Park Full Award
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park Full Award
Lee Gardens Pool Community Award
Cwm Clydach Countryside Park  Community Award
Daerwynno Outdoor Centre Community Award

Clyne Gardens Full Award
Botanical & Ornamental Gardens Full Award
Brynmill Park Full Award
Cwmdonkin Park Full Award
Parc Llewelyn Full Award
Penllergare Valley Woods Full Award
Victoria Park, Swansea Full Award
Swansea University Singleton Campus Full Award
Swansea Bay University Campus Full Award
Coedbach Park Community Award
Crwys Community Woodland Community Award
Llys Nini Community Award
Polly’s Park Community Award
St Madoc Centre Community Award
Swansea Canal Community Award

Cwmbran Boating Lakes Full Award
Garn Lakes Full Award
Panteg Park Full Award
Pontypool Park Full Award
Blaen Bran Community Woodland Community Award
Henllys LNR Community Award

Romilly Park Full Award
Alexandra Park & Windsor gardens Full Award
Barry Island Seafront & Friary Point Full Award
Belle Vue Park, Vale of Glamorgan Full Award
Central Park, Barry Full Award
Knap Gardens Full Award
Victoria Park, Barry Full Award
Gladstone Park Full Award
Cosmeston Country Park Full Award
Porthkerry Country Park Full Award
The Kymin Full Award
Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery Full Award
Barry Community Garden Community Award
Birchgrove Woodlands Community Award
Little Hill Brock Street Community Award
Nightingale Garden Community Award
Wenvoe Wild Orchard Community Award
Cowbridge Physic Garden Community Award
Cwmtalwg Local Nature Reserve Community Award
Elizabethan Orchard Community Award
Old Hall Gardens Community Award
Upper Orchard Field Wenvoe Community Award
Wenvoe Community Orchard Community Award
Welsh Orchard Wenvoe Community Award

Acton Park Full Award
Alyn Waters Country Park Full Award
Bellevue Park, Wrexham Full Award
Ponciau Banks Park Full Award
Ty Mawr Country Park Full Award
Wrexham Cemetery Full Award
Maes Y Pant Community Award
Plas Pentwyn Community Award
St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk Community Award

Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn said:

“Parks and green spaces play an important role in our communities, so it’s encouraging to see such a diverse range of sites in Wales receiving Green Flag Awards. Our parks and green spaces are a haven for wildlife and are vital to our own health and wellbeing. I’d like to congratulate all of the sites for providing excellent, year-round facilities and events for people in Wales.”

New winners of the Green Flag Community Award include Coed Llwynonn on Anglesey, Pontsticill Village in Merthyr Tydfil and St Tudno’s Churchyard (Great Orme), Conwy. These sites rely on volunteers to maintain their excellent facilities.

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Six sites also achieved Green Heritage Site Accreditation, including Margam Park in Neath Port Talbot, Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff and Greenfield Heritage in Flintshire. This special award, endorsed by Cadw, recognises sites that are both historically significant and meet Green Flag criteria.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said:

“We’re delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards in Wales. The 201 flags flying are a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers across the country who work tirelessly to maintain Green Flag Award standards. 

“I’d encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the incredible parks and green spaces we have on our doorstep.”

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag

You can put your park or green space on the map by getting involved too. Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru for more information.

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