Zetland Park Rose Garden wins Green Flag Award
One of Green Action Trust’s exemplar Raingarden projects has received recognition at the Green Flag Awards 2022. Named joint winners in the ‘Best Climate Change Adaptation Project‘ category, the Rose Garden at Zetland Park was recognised for its raingarden’s scalable and sustainable approach to integrating a nature-based flooding solution into the enhancement of this existing greenspace.
A collaborative project by Green Action Trust, NatureScot, Falkirk Council and the Rose Garden Action Group in Grangemouth, the Rose Garden at Zetland Park is part of our ongoing 10,000 Raingardens for Scotland campaign and reopened earlier this year. More information about how the raingarden works can be found in our earlier article here.
Rachel Howlett, Green Action Trust’s Raingardens Officer said:
“We are delighted that Zetland Park has been successful at this year’s Green Flag Awards as joint winner of the Best of the Best – Best Climate Change Adaptation Project award. The Raingarden is one of the exemplar projects in our 10,000 Raingardens for Scotland initiative which aim to demonstrate how innovative water management can have multiple benefits. Working with Falkirk Council on our shared ambition and vision for this space has been a pleasure and we are proud to have the project recognised in this way.”
The Green Flag Awards were handed out virtually via an online ceremony. This video shows the whole event. You’ll find the section about the joint award for Best Climate Change Adaptation Project at 10:45:
The other joint winner was The Hub at Incredible Edible Porthmadog in Wales. For more details about this project, see their Green Flag Award page or visit their Facebook page.
The Zetland Park Rose Garden project is supported by the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, managed by NatureScot.