Felixstowe Seafront Gardens have been awarded a Green Flag Award for the third year running and is officially one of the best parks in the world.
A record number of parks and green spaces in the UK will be flying the Green Flag this year, and the gardens sit among 1,883 others who have received the award.
Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director, said "This is fantastic news for the town. There is a real buzz in Felixstowe at the moment, and the gardens are the jewel in the crown of our vibrant seafront. We have spent a lot of time and money restoring the gardens, so they can be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, and it is great to see it being recognised for being of the very highest quality. Particular congratulations should go to the Friends of Felixstowe Seafront Gardens and East Suffolk Norse, whose continued hard work ensures that the gardens are maintained and looking their very best".
The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
The gardens have also received the much coveted additional Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of the historic features.
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, said "We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year. Each flag honours the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud of having so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags".
The Green Flag Award Scheme - www.greenflagaward.org.uk is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.