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Tower Hamlets hosts London in Bloom Awards 2019

London’s top gardeners recognised at annual awards ceremony at the Mile End Arts Pavilion.

More than 300 of the best horticulturists from across the London boroughs gathered at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End on Friday 20 September for the annual London in Bloom (LiB) Awards.

The awards recognise the individuals and community groups who do most to improve the natural environment and make London a brighter place by keeping the capital blooming.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets,said:“ It was a pleasure to host this year’s London in Bloom Awards in Tower Hamlets and I congratulate all the finalists.We boast some of London’s best parks and green spaces and it was a chance to celebrate the work of our residents and community groups as their planting and gardening supports our wildlife habitats for everyone to enjoy.”

More than 300 people gathered to see participants receive certificates and trophies for their entries.Categories included parks and open spaces, business improvement district, town centres, churchyards and community group work.

Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf received the winning Gold award for best Town/City Centre. Tower Hamlets also won joint Gold in the best City category.

Victoria Park collected Gold in the Heritage Park/Garden of the Year category and was also awarded Gold for Large Park of the Year.

Other local award winners include Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, which collected Gold in the Large Cemetery and biodiversity categories and Trinity Square Gardens, which received silver awards in the Heritage Park/Garden of the Year and Small Park of the year categories.

Geoff Hyde, Retiring Chairman of London in Bloom, said:“London in Bloom is alive and well, with record numbers of entries, though the make-up of the entries has changed dramatically during my time. However, its objective of recognising the work that people so willingly do to enhance the lives of Londoners and visitors is stronger than ever. My personal thanks to all who continue to make this capital city the unique green place that it is.”