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Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery awarded Green Flags

9th August 2022

Spelthorne Borough Council is honoured to announce that for the 12th year running, the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have been awarded Green Flag status.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Susan Doran, said: “We are delighted the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have, once again, been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme. We get so many compliments about both these spaces, so it is fantastic that they have been acknowledged in this way. Thank you to our parks team who dedicate their time to ensuring our green spaces are beautifully maintained and peaceful places for visitors.”

Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery worthy of a Green Flag Awards. The awards are testament to the hard work of all the staff who do so much to ensure that these sites achieve the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

The historic Walled Garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. Following years of neglect, Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two-acre garden in 1985. Now home to dozens of varieties of clematis, this ‘hidden gem’ provides a tranquil spot all year round. Visit

Staines Cemetery is one of four cemeteries in the Borough and is open to visitors from 7.30am – 8.30pm (April – October) and 7.30am – 6pm (November – March). Visit