Dartmouth Green Partnerships is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for the Dartmouth Community Garden and Greenhouse for the third year runnung. DGP Chairman, Stevie Rogers said: ‘DGP is the only Community Garden in Devon to achieve this. The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and is testament to the hard work and dedication our team of volunteers’.
The Dartmouth Community Garden and Greenhouse is described by the Green Flag judge Elaine Hughes as ‘a delightful green space in the heart of Dartmouth that is managed and run very well by a dedicated group of local volunteers who clearly value their green spaces.’ She added, ‘The DGP team has achieved a great deal in the garden and across the sites that they manage in Dartmouth. They show great innovation, determination, dedication and creativity in sourcing sponsorship and materials for the project and for securing the new greenhouse. The recent addition of the high spec greenhouse is a coup and testament to years of hard work and fundraising.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.