Lambeth Blooms brighter than ever

30 September 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth’s parks and green spaces scored a best-ever 17 Gold Awards in the 2022 London in Bloom Awards.

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Lambeth Blooms brighter than ever

Lambeth is an overall London in Bloom winner for the first time in over 60 years of the Awards. This year, our parks and open spaces include winners in two categories – Streatham Rookery won Small Park of the Year and the borough as a whole has won the Large City category – with praise from the judges.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Rezina Chodhury, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air said:

“When you look back on the environmental challenges of this year, with its prolonged drought and heatwaves, this is an especially extraordinary achievement. Everyone working to keep our green spaces healthy, welcoming and beautiful – Lambeth’s own parks staff, the many ‘Friends of’ groups who love and support Lambeth’s parks, graveyards, nature gardens and more, and all the volunteers from many different local communities – everyone has worked magic to make these awards possible in unprecedented circumstances.”

High scores

Of the 26 applications Lambeth entered for the London in Bloom 2022 Awards, we won 17 Golds (up from our previous high score of 15 in 2021), and 9 Silver Gilts – with no Silvers or Bronzes. This year’s results include:

  • Gold awards for three cemeteries and churchyards – West Norwood, St John’s and St Leonard’s
  • Awards for conservation areas both small (Eardley Road Sidings and Palace Road Nature Gardens) and large sites – Brockwell Park and Streatham Common’s LNR.

    London in bloom gold award winner 2022 Streatham Rookery

    London in bloom gold award winner 2022 Streatham Rookery

  • Parks, gardens and open spaces of all sizes:
    • Five awards for Lambeth parks under 5 acres (2.02343 hectares) like Hillside Gardens and Wyck Gardens, which secured a Gold, up from last year’s Silver Gilt
    • Repeat Gold Awards for 3 of Lambeth’s parks 5-10 acres, including Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Archbishop’s Park.
    • Brockwell Park has won Gold again not only as one of our large parks (over 25 acres) and for its walled garden – and secured a Silver-Gilt as a heritage park.
    • Clapham Common and Streatham Common both again won Gold Awards.

More information

For more about London in Bloom see their information pages.