London in Bloom - Two Golds for Wimbledon and Putney Commons

We are delighted to announce that Wimbledon Common and Putney Lower Common both won Gold awards in the “Common of the Year” category of this year’s London in Bloom competition.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the London in Bloom campaign is about celebrating and recognising the passion Londoners have for greening our Capital city.

Two very special areas of the Commons - Wimbledon Common and Putney Lower Common - were entered into the competition under the Parks and Green Space Awards, into which the Common of the Year sits.

Judged under a broad range of criteria including community involvement, conservation, maintenance of facilities and ensuring the welfare of users, both Commons scored extremely well in all categories and as a result both Wimbledon Common and Putney Lower Common were presented with gold awards which are given to entries that have been recognised by judges as having reached an ‘outstanding’ standard.

These awards are a fantastic recognition of the hard work all our staff and volunteers put in to ensure the Commons remain a wonderful place to visit.  Credit in particular should go to Peter Haldane, our Conservation and Engagement Officer, for all his work in preparing the entries and presenting the Commons at their best to the judges.




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