4. Congratulations to Malahide Demesne and Talbot Botanical Gardens, winners of the Green Flag for Parks Pollinator award in 2019
Malahide Demesne and Talbot Botanical Gardens, is managed by Fingal County Council. They have invested a lot of work in making the grounds more pollinator-friendly in recent years, including protecting 37 acres of wildflower meadows, extensive native hedgerows, planting 45,000 pollinator-friendly bulbs; and elimination of pesticide use.
Category awards were also given to Tymon Park, South Dublin County Council for the Best Town Park; the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Phoenix Park for Best Walled Garden; and a new Community Garden award went to Headford Community Orchard.
The Pollinator Award is jointly run with An Taisce Environmental Education to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, and is kindly sponsored by Young’s Nurseries.