Preston Park Rockery, best in England

Preston Park Rockery, best in England

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Preston Park Rockery has been named the best park in England as voted by YOU! 2016 award after a search by national charity Fields in Trust to find the country’s favourite local green space. A total of 214 nominations was received across the UK with over 10,000 votes cast.

The Rockery is Britain’s largest municipal rock garden. Although only two acres in size it is planted up with 400 tree whips and 25,000 English bluebells, providing a haven for insects and birds. It is cared for by Brighton & Hove City

Helen Griffiths, Fields in Trust Chief Executive, said: “The number of parks nominated this year and the votes cast across the competition show just how much the public cherish their local green spaces.”

Indeed we do, and we must ensure they remain.

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