Tenby Edible Community Garden has achieved the coveted Green Flag Community Award as environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy unveils this year’s winners.

The garden received the award in recognition of its high environmental standards, cleanliness, safety, and community involvement.

Situated at the Gilroy Phillips Gardens on Sutton Street, Tenby Edible Community Garden has been looked after by lots of brilliant volunteers since it was set up during lockdown.

“Thanks to you all, and to all those who have donated plants and seeds and tools – we couldn’t have done it without you!”said Tenby Town Council’s Community Engagement Officer Anne Draper.

Now in its third decade, Green Flag recognises well-managed parks and green spaces in 20 countries around the world. In Wales, the awards scheme is run by Keep Wales Tidy.

180 community managed green spaces across the country have met the high standards needed to receive the Green Flag Community Award.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator for Keep Wales Tidy said:

“Free access to safe, high quality green space has never been more important. Our award-winning sites play a vital role in people’s mental and physical well-being, providing a haven for communities to come together, relax and enjoy nature.

“News that a record number of community managed green spaces in Wales have achieved Green Flag status is testament to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate their success on the world stage.”

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website.