Gardens are ´best in west´
NEWQUAY’S picturesque public gardens have been named one of the best municipal parks in the South West for the second year running.
Trenance Gardens has achieved the prestigious five star Parks Award from Britain in Bloom South West, the highest accolade possible.
Local volunteers from Newquay in Bloom Partnership presented Cormac staff responsible for maintaining the popular public open space with the award on Monday. Representatives from Cornwall Council’s environment team and councillors were also in attendance.
The Parks Award follows Trenance Gardens and the Rose Garden being named at the South West in Bloom Awards as the best best horticultural display in a municipal park in the South West.
The Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom nationwide gardening campaign aims to help people to transform their local environment.
Cllr Dave Sleeman said: “The five star Parks Award is excellent news.
“This garden is one of the best gardens in Cornwall. Cormac is maintaining the gardens to an exceptional standard. Well done to all.
“The success of Trenance Gardens shows what standards can be achieved through Cornwall Council, Cormac, Newquay in Bloom, Newquay Town Council and Biffa working together.
“This is the second year that Trenance Gardens has won the award, and this shows that standards are being kept up at this regionally important asset for both the local community and visitors enjoy.”
Joyce Duffin, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet member for Environment, added: “It’s a real asset to tourism and holidaymakers – and for local people to have somewhere so well looked after and beautiful.”
Geoff Brown, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Central, said: “Trenance Gardens is a real jewel in the crown – a great credit to the staff who maintain it. They’ve done an excellent job.”
Cornwall Council worked with Cormac and the Friends of Trenance last year on improvements to Trenance Play Park within the gardens, which were paid for with developers’ Section 106 money.
Local volunteers from the Newquay in Bloom Partnership also play an important part in ensuring that Trenance Park is kept up to standard. Newquay in Bloom have carried out planting along with contributing towards improvements in other important community open spaces in and around the town.
Mavis Warman, the chairman of Newquay in Bloom, said: “We’re delighted as we want to keep the park in tip top condition for visitors and locals alike.
“The annual Parks Award recognises the Royal Horticultural standards being maintained.”