Sunken Gardens Newry Beach has achieved the coveted Green Flag Community Award for the second year running. The Green Flag award is an international mark of a quality park or green space. Keep Wales Tidy unveiled this year's Green Flag Award winners, with 101 accross Wales meeting the required standards to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award 2017/18.
The Sunken Garden was originally developed in the 1950’s by Holyhead Urban District council. The garden fell into disrepair in the 1970's and remained like that until 2011 when a Communities First group overhauled the garden and put it back to its former glory.
The garden is now maintained by Môn CF Training Academy participants and staff who work hard to propagate plants for the floral displays as well as carrying out weekly maintenance and grass cutting. The Sunken Gardens is an idyllic location for a picnic and for general relaxation, with scenic views over Holyhead Marina and the splendid North Anglesey coastline.
The flag will be flying high at Sunken Gardens, Newry Beach in recognition of its excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space for the community of Holyhead to enjoy.