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Green Flag Award Scheme

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK

The scheme was launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997 and today the scheme continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured.


There are now ten parks in the Vale of Glamorgan that have been awarded a Green Flag.



Alexandra Park and Windsor Gardens


Alexandra Park is a well-preserved Edwardian public park in an attractive location overlooking the Bristol Channel, retaining many of its original features.


Central Park


Central Park is conveniently located in the centre of the town, right next door to the Town Hall and Barry Central Library, and a stone's throw way from a selection of cafes and shops. 

Belle Vue Park

Belle Vue Park


Small late-Victorian park in central Penarth set in tree-lined streets and bordered by informal groupings of terraced and semi-detached villas.


Romilly Park


Romilly Park is a CADW grade II listed park and has a bowling green, tennis courts, children’s play area, seasonal floral displays and a large open area for recreation.


Victoria Park


Classic historic park tucked away in Cadoxton on the eastern side of Barry. It offers a unique blend of traditional and modern features within its 6.5acres. 

Barry Island GardensBarry Island Promenade


Open space over looking Barry Island promenade with views of the beach and sea. Beautiful selection of colourful flowerbeds, grass areas and a bandstand.

Porthkerry Viaduct

Porthkerry Country Park


220 acres of woods and meadowland in a sheltered valley leading to a pebble beach and spectacular cliffs. 



Knap Gardens


The Knap Gardens are an oasis of calm, with its flower-filled borders, a sunken garden and gently tinkling fountain.

Cosmeston Lakes

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park


Cosmeston has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


Gladstone Gardens


A pleasant green space in the heart of Barry, Gladstone Gardens are named after William Gladstone the four-times Liberal Prime Minister.



For more information about the Green Flag Award Scheme visit the Green Flag website.