Brixton Windmill Gardens wins Green Flag award

Tai Chi enthusiasts at Brixton Windmill GardensWindmill Gardens in Brixton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as one of the very best green spaces in the UK. Windmill Gardens joined 16 other green spaces awarded recognition in Lambeth.

The historic heritage site is among 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that, today (16 July), received a prestigious Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

The Green Flag Award Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Jean Kerrigan, Friends of Windmill Gardens Chair said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Community Award. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Windmill Gardens to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

The Friends of Windmill Gardens are also working with Lambeth council on building an education facility for schools and the local community, that will put the windmill and its history into context. Funding was successfully secured to commission the new building which is being developed with Brixton-based architects Squire and Partners.

Roof goes on at Windmill Education Centre

Windmill Gardens will be open to members of the public across the summer and invites members of the public to attend one of the free windmill tours (more information can be found here).

Other events Windmill Gardens will be running include:

  • Sunday 11August: Art in the Park, 14:00-17:00
  • Thursday 19 September: Bat Walk, 19:00
  • Wednesday 25h September: Windmill Annual Lecture – Rising up: exploring real bread and its social benefits, 19:00

For more information on events: https://brixtonwindmill.org/whats-on or email info@brixtonwindmill.org.uk.

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