Green Flag AwardAll 7 of Brighton & Hove's award-winning parks were re-awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign for 2020 to 2021. We have applied again for the 2021/2022 round, and will be judged in over late spring and early summer 2021.

The city's Green Flag park and open space locations are:

Kipling Gardens

The Green Flag Award scheme was designed to raise the standard of public parks and green spaces in England and Wales by recognising and rewarding the best examples in the country. Our parks and green spaces have been successfully competing in the prestigious annual Green Flag Awards since 1998.

What makes a Green Flag Park?

The Green Flag Award is judged on the following key criteria:

A welcoming place

The overall impression for any member of the community - regardless of the purpose of their visit - should be positive and inviting.

Healthy, safe and secure

The park or green space must be a healthy, safe and secure place for all members of the community to use.

Clean and well maintained

For visual as well as health and safety reasons, issues of cleanliness and maintenance must be adequately addressed.


Methods used in maintaining the park or green space and its facilities should be environmentally sound.

Conservation and heritage

Attention should be paid to the conservation and appropriate management of landscapes, wildlife, fauna, buildings and structural features.

Community involvement

The park or green space management should actively pursue the involvement of members of the community who represent as many park or green space user groups as possible.


There should be good provision of information to users, about management strategies, activities, features and ways to get involved. The park or green space should be promoted as a community resource.


A management plan or strategy should be in place; this should clearly address all the above criteria. A financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated.

Contacts and useful links

To find out more about the award, visit the Green Flag award website.

If you have visited any of our Green Flag Parks, why not let us know what you think? Contact or call 01273 29 29 29.