Leeds’s own Roundhay Park named as country’s best public green space

Autumn hues and still flowering wildflowers in Roundhay Park. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Autumn hues and still flowering wildflowers in Roundhay Park. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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Roundhay Park has been named the best public green space in the country.

The park won the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Best Public Park’ award at this year’s Britain in Bloom awards.

Held this year in Bristol, the acclaimed awards also recognised Leeds in the ‘Large City’ group category with a prestigious gold, 
but the city just missed out on the top prize to Sunderland.

It was also a night of celebration for Kippax in Bloom, who walked away with a Silver Gilt in the ’Urban Communities’ category.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds council’s executive member for cleaner, safer and stronger communities, said it was “a massive privilege” for the city to be shortlisted in the Large City category, and offered his congratulations to the staff at Roundhay Park as well as the Kippax in Bloom team.

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