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Horniman flies the flag for green tourism in South London

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill has been awarded not one but two Green Flag Awards for 2014, by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Our Gardens have been a Green Flag winner since 2005 - and our Nature Trail, London's oldest, receives its sixth award - in the prestigious scheme highlighting public parks and green spaces which are beautifully maintained to the highest standards. 

The awards come hot on the heels of Green Tourism's announcement that the Horniman is one of only three London venues shortlisted for its coveted Goldstar Awards for sustainability. The Horniman is up against just one other UK museum, among the 60 finalists shortlisted from over 2,400 contenders. The Goldstar Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.

Wes Shaw, Head of Horticulture at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says: 'We have a very dedicated team here who work hard to create and maintain our beautiful, fascinating and inspiring Gardens, and I'm delighted that we have this Green Flag in recognition of their skills.

It's also great to be shortlisted for the Goldstar Awards, for the efforts of all our staff at the Horniman to make this as green a place as possible.'