Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Green flag for Isle of Man war garden

A WW1 commemoration garden in the capital of the Isle of Man Image copyright Douglas Borough Council
Image caption Thousands of poppy seeds and 4,000 geraniums were used to create a commemorative garden on Douglas Head

A garden of remembrance in the capital of the Isle of Man will fly a Green Flag this year after being awarded the environmental honour.

The Douglas Head poppy and geranium garden was created this year from thousands of flowers, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.

The Green Flag Award scheme, is run by environment charity, Keep Britain Tidy.

Other areas also awarded a Green Flag include Douglas golf course, the marine sunken gardens and Noble's Park.

Douglas is the only town on the Isle of Man to have been recognised by the scheme.

Council Leader, David Christian said: "Quality green open spaces are not only important for our health and wellbeing, but can also be an educational resource and have the power to make a very real difference to the local economy, attracting visitors, investment and new business".

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