Green Flag Award®
The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard
for parks and green spaces in the UK.
It was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best
green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997
and, many years later, it continues to provide the benchmark
against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also
seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental
standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green
Entries for the Green Flag Award® are open to parks/green spaces
located in the UK. We are also currently piloting the scheme in The
Netherlands and Germany.
Green Flag Award® applications are judged against eight key
criteria. For more information on the full criteria, please click here
To view current Green Flag Award® winners, please click here
Or to apply for an award, click here
Green Flag Award® applicants can also enter themselves for a Special Award for Innovation.