It’s time to pick the nation’s ten favourite parks

It’s time to pick the nation’s ten favourite parks

It's time to launch the annual People's Choice award which officially opens tomorrow and gives the public a chance to vote for their favourite.

Whether it's a small local park, a large municipal park or a community garden - as long as it's a Green Flag Award winner you can vote for it.

But there is a difference this year as it is the 20th year of the Green Flag Award. There won't be one overall winner, there will be a top ten voted by the public.

The vote will open on Thursday 1 September and close at noon on Friday 30 September. The ten most popular parks and green space in the UK will be announced in October.

To vote, simply go to www.greenflagaward.org, select your country or region on the interactive map, find your favourite park or green space, click on more details and click the 'vote for this site' button.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award manager said: "We all have a favourite park, whether it's our local green space or a special park we'll travel miles to visit.

"Following another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, we are urging everyone to vote for their own favourite park, so we can put together a list of the ten most popular parks in the UK. It will be great to celebrate ten of the public's favourite parks and for them to become the People's Choice 2016."

All Green Flag Award-winning sites are entered into the annual People's Choice Award vote. Last year saw more than 30,000 votes from the public, with Victoria Park in London's Tower Hamlets crowned as the People's Choice.