Northwood Cemetery, in Cowes, has received the coveted Green Flag Award for the first time.
The award, which celebrates a quality park or green site, is part of charity Keep Britain Tidy’s scheme.
Northwood’s Cemetery is one of 1,883 parks and green spaces across the country to receive the prestigious accolade.
The award is used to let the public know that the green space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Northwood Cemetery, created in 1856, is situated adjacent to the Cowes Medical Centre on Newport Road in Cowes and is managed by the Isle of Wight Council.
Chairman of the Friends of the Northwood Cemetery, the registered charity that has been working towards this award, Peter Almond, says:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the first time. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Northwood Cemetery to such a high standard.”