Hillingdon wins big at London in Bloom 2019
Thursday 26 September: Hillingdon collected a string of accolades at this year's London in Bloom awards, maintaining its reputation as one of the greenest boroughs in London
The borough won a total of 20 awards (11 gold, six silver gilt, one silver and two special commendations) including 'best London village', 'park of the year' and 'common of the year'. For the second year running, the council's Rural Activities Garden Centre, which provides educational and employment opportunities for adults with additional needs, was voted best 'small park of the year'.
Councillor Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services said: "Our success at this year's London in Bloom awards cements our place as one of the greenest London boroughs. We're particularly proud to see our villages of Harmondsworth and Eastcote topping their categories for the first time. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the borough's success again this year, from everyone in our green spaces, waste and maintenance teams, to all the residents who worked with us to showcase our neighbourhoods at their very best."
- Harmondsworth Village won best 'London village'
- Friends of Eastcote House Gardens won in the 'our community' category
- Poors Field won 'common of the year'
- Long Meadow won in the 'large conservation' category
- Rural Activities Garden Centre won 'small park of the year'
- Eastcote House Gardens and the Polish Airforce Memorial Gardens won 'park of the year'
- Ruislip Lido won 'large park of the year'
- Friends of Eastcote House Gardens won best 'walled garden'
- Stockley Park won in the 'business landscape' category
- Breakspear Cemetery won in the 'large cemetery' category
- Eastcote Village won in the best 'large London village' category
- West Drayton Cemetery won in the best 'small cemetery' category
- Friends of Pinn Meadow won silver in the 'our community' category
- Highgrove Woods won silver in the 'small conservation area' category
- Pinn Meadows won silver in the 'large conservation' category
- Manor Farm won silver in the 'heritage park/garden of the year' category.
- Uxbridge BID won silver in the Business Improvement District category
- Both Friends of Eastcote House Gardens and Friends of Pinn Meadows were voted as 'outstanding' in the 'it's your neighbourhood awards'.
London in Bloom is an annual competition that has been running for more than 40 years. The competition is designed to promote gardening and horticulture across London. This year's award ceremony took place at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End on Friday 20 September. Entries were judged in July.