Merton blossoms in horticultural competition

Merton gardeners have cause for celebration as the borough achieves a silver award for London in Bloom.

Accompanying the borough-wide success, special mention was given to The Paddock Allotments in Wimbledon who were judged to be the best allotments in London for the second year running.

Merton’s other achievements include a Silver Gilt award to South Park Gardens, who are already celebrating the recent Green Flag success and Wimbledon Common who were voted the second best common in London.

Criteria for the Bloom competition centres on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation. Green fingered enthusiasts including residents, community groups and council staff worked together to make Merton one of the top green boroughs in London.

All 33 London boroughs have the opportunity to enter their best sites into this competition to encourage London-wide community involvement and increased knowledge of environmental issues as well as to help make London a greener, healthier and more colourful city.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge said: “We are really proud of our green open spaces in Merton and thank those who give their time to make them special. Environmental issues affect everyone and it’s great to be able to raise awareness of them in a fun and rewarding way.”

Notes to editors:

· A full list of winners is available on request


Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654