Richmond and Bushy Parks are one of several candidates that is in the running to be voted UKs favourite Green Flag Park.

The Royal Park offers an escape from the day to day hustle and often is a place where people go as to unwind and de-stress, according to Park Manager Adam Curtis.

All eight Royal Parks succeeded in retaining their Green Flag status with some of the highest marks awarded in scheme. Richmond Park received 100 per cent rating from visitors.

Simon Richards, Head of Parks Operations at The Royal Parks, said: “Whether you enjoy visiting our parks to soak up the historic natural environment, enjoy world-class events, exercise in beautiful surroundings or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of London, now’s your chance to celebrate your incredible park by voting for it to be recognised as one of the nation’s favourites.”

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager, added: “The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. If it’s worth shouting about, make your voice heard and vote now.”

Voters can visit to find all of the Royal Parks on the winner’s map and click the voting button. Once the vote has been registered, people are invited to encourage others to get involved through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.

Voting is open now and closes on 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.