Darlington - Silver award
The heritage of trees in the city is very good with a wide range of species present in parks and at the cemetary and street trees providing a pleasant green addition to many of the urban and throufgh routes.
Town centre container planting is good - bold, bright and cheerful - with flower towers of begonia notably succesful in the town and on the arterial roads.
West Park is an excellent new park, deisgned as an environmental and healthy living resource, rather than a 'garden'. ·it is one of several sites where the judges were able to view high quality and relevant examples of public art and sculpture.
The judges were pleased to see that the Nubeck Nursery special needs group is continuing as it clearly provides an excellent and valuable service.