TDP were the proud sponsor of the Excellence Within Parks Award for East Midlands in Bloom this year.
The nominations were Welland Park in Market Harborough, English Heritage owned Gainsborough Old Hall , Carters Park in Holbeach, Delapre Abbey in Northampton, Carr Bank Park in Mansfield, Sconce & Devon Park in Newark, Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, River Gardens in Belper and Queen’s Park in Loughborough. These parks and open spaces in the East Midlands offer a wide variation of appeal offering beautifully landscaped gardens to children play areas, and were all worthy nominees.
The winner of the award Excellence Within Parks for 2016 was Queen’s Park in Loughborough and was announced at a ceremony held on September 14th in Mansfield. TDP would like to pass on their congratulations to all those involved in the hard work to create and maintain this beautiful park, and the students of Loughborough University who design sculptures each year that are commissioned by the park as part of the Loughborough in Bloom competition.
Queen’s Park was first opened in June 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Since 2008 the park has had Green Flag status, a mark of excellence awarded to parks and green spaces. Queen’s Park also has a volunteer group of local people devoted to the care and protection of Queen’s Park. Their aim is to restore this lovely example of a Victorian Park.