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2017 photocompetition entry 118 by caroline stone 700pxBroomfield Park by Caroline Stone - an entry in the 2017 Friends of Broomfield Park photo competition

Nominations are in for Fields in Trust's annual UK's Best Park competition, and Broomfield Park is among those that have been nominated.

If you live in PG it's kind of obligatory to vote for Broomfield - after all, there are the ponds, the great views over London, the Conservatory, the Greenery cafe, the Community Orchard, the wildlife pond and the new wetlands, and some wonderful events - last weekend's highly successful Park Life Arts Weekend, the August blues concerts, the open air cinema screenings, and above all the Palmers Green Festival.  But there are several other parks in North London among those nominated, all of them worth considering, and if you haven't visited them all before, I would recommend doing so before you vote.

Get your vote in before noon on Monday 19th August.

fields in trust logo new 1Nominated parks in North London

Broomfield Park
Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, Greater London

With two lakes, a boating pond, playground, tennis & netball courts, sports field and a community-run cafe, orchard, and greenhouse this park has something for everyone. The tireless volunteers who programme outdoor cinema, live music and summer festivals make Broomfield the heart of the community.

Bury Lodge Gardens
Bury Street West, Edmonton, Greater London

This small but perfectly formed park is a hidden gem in a busy borough. It has incredible flower beds which are maintained by a volunteer group, a walled garden, an ornamental lily pond, a great playground, and a small playing field. Everything you could want in one beautiful place.

Clissold Park
Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Serene, beautiful, full of waterfowl, deer and goats, and people of all ages, races and backgrounds. Great community feel.

Coldfall Woods
Everington Road, Muswell Hill, Greater London

Coldfall Woods is an ancient woodland which brings nature and a spring to the step! Majestic oak trees, wide bark paths, streams, ridges and open vistas onto fields means it is a favourite for children and adults. We love Muswell Hill Fields Coldfall Woods - a lifeline for Londoners!

Finsbury Gardens
Nightingale Road, Bowes Park, Greater London

Finsbury Gardens is an urban Village Green for the Bowes Park community. A place for coming together at summer festivals, and winter carol singing or for a moment's solitary reflection in a delightful green spot. This special place is cared-for by committed local volunteers. A hidden gem!

Hampstead Hill Garden
Inverforth Close, London, Greater London

The Hill Garden dates back to 1904 and the relics of the past are still to be seen with a beautiful pergola and terrace. A tranquil and calming place to wander and reflect.

Jubilee Park
Jubilee Crescent, Edmonton, Greater London

It's our park's 80th anniversary this year and we held a wonderful event - Jubilation - on the 9th June which everyone enjoyed

Woodcroft Wildspace
Downes Court, Enfield, Greater London

Educational wild space for the benefit of the whole of Enfield. All our visitors exclaim that it is "A fantastic space"; "A hidden gem"; "So lovely to find such peace and quiet in North London"; "All you can hear is the birds singing"; "It says welcome". Entirely volunteer-run and funded.


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