HILLINGDON collected a string of accolades at this year's London in Bloom awards, maintaining its reputation as one of the greenest boroughs in London.

The borough won 20 awards (11 gold, six silver gilt, one silver and two special commendations.

For the second year running, the council's Rural Activities Garden Centre, which provides educational and employment opportunities for adults with additional needs, was voted best Small Park of the Year.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said: “We're particularly proud to see our villages of Harmondsworth and Eastcote topping their categories for the first time.”


  • Harmondsworth Village, Best London Village
  • Friends of Eastcote House Gardens, Our Community
  • Poors Field, Common of the Year
  • Long Meadow, Large Conservation
  • Rural Activities Garden Centre, Small Park
  • Eastcote House Gardens and the Polish Airforce Memorial Gardens, Park of the Year
  • Ruislip Lido, Large Park
  • Friends of Eastcote House Gardens, Best Walled Garden
  • Stockley Park, Business Landscape
  • Breakspear, Large Cemetery

Silver gilt

  • Eastcote Village, Large London Village
  • West Drayton, Best Small Cemetery
  • Friends of Pinn Meadow, Our Community
  • Highgrove Woods, Small Conservation Area
  • Pinn Meadows, Large Conservation category
  • Manor Farm, Heritage Park/Garden

Other awards

  • Uxbridge BID, silver in Business Improvement District
  • Friends of Eastcote House Gardens and Friends of Pinn Meadows both voted ‘outstanding’ in the It's Your Neighbourhood awards.

London in Bloom is an annual competition that has been running for more than 40 years. It  promotes gardening and horticulture across London.

This year's award ceremony took place at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End. Entries were judged in July.