In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Penryn Campus has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme for the fifth year in a row.
The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces
Toby Nenning, Head Gardener, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for the Penryn campus and this conveys the level of care and dedication the team have to the outdoor spaces. As for everyone it has been a challenging 18 months, but with the team working throughout the pandemic the site has become a haven for anyone trying to escape the stresses and strains of the modern world, whether it be a walk with the dog, a jog through the grounds or simply to relax in the hammocks within our orchard. We are now working hard to protect and increase the biodiversity of the site with an increase in wildflowers, tree planting and organic gardening”
The Penryn campus is made up of historic sub-tropical gardens, with a walled garden, famous Victorian rhododendron collection, Italianate garden, terraces, parkland, orchards, and woodlands which are open to everyone 365 days a year.
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.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here