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Bluewater sets the gold standard with its green spaces

Bluewater has been awarded gold status and a business landscape award by The South & South East Britain in Bloom Awards for its beautiful parkland spanning over 50 acres and featuring stunning lakes and Nature Trail. The 2018 awards saw nearly 300 entries from Community Gardening Groups, Parks & Greenspaces, Villages, Towns & Cities and Parishes in Bloom.

Bluewater’s green spaces were judged on a number of categories, including design, facilities, conservation and environmental sustainability and scored an excellent 184/200. Judges commended the high standard with which landscaping and planting is maintained at Bluewater, as well as the popular Nature Trail and overall cleanliness of the area.

For the third year running, Bluewater also celebrated winning a prestigious Green Flag Award this summer for its stunning parkland. The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the UK, and is awarded to places that boast the highest possible green standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent facilities.

The great outdoors at Bluewater is managed by landscape professional Gavin Jones, and is haven to a wide variety of flora and wildlife and is home to three children’s playgrounds, including sandpits and climbing areas. Bluewater’s Nature Trail now has even more to discover with the addition of a new bug hotel, stepping logs and hopscotch, making it the perfect place for a family day out.

Robert Goodman, Bluewater’s General Manager, said: “We’re extremely proud to have been awarded gold status and a business landscape award by The South & South East Britain in Bloom Awards. It’s a real achievement to have the excellent work by the Gavin Jones team, who maintain the parks and lakes at Bluewater, recognised. We hope our guests from in and around Kent continue to enjoy Bluewater’s green spaces”.

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