How Green Is Your City?


No matter how spectacular city buildings can be, there’s nothing nicer than spending time in green spaces that are brimming with life.

But how does your local environment rank in the Top 10 Greenest UK Cities?

Let’s find out, courtesy of Esri UK, who have mapped how much green space there is in the UK’s most populated cities . . .


  1. Liverpool

Liverpool’s Sefton Park is the largest public park in the city, complete with a picturesque lake and the exotic Palm House, crammed full of weird and wonderful plant species.

  1. Bradford

Bradford now boasts the largest water feature in the UK in the multi-award winning City Park Mirror Pool, making the city now 18.4% green space.

  1. Manchester

Manchester is home to the biggest municipal park in Europe, Heaton Park, which boasts an incredible 600 acres of green space to explore.

  1. Leeds

Just pipping Manchester’s Heaton Park to the number seven spot, Roundhay park in Leeds has 700 acres of woodland and gardens.

  1. Sheffield

Endcliffe Park was opened in 1887 for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and has a statue of the monarch herself.

  1. Greater London

You’ll find the UK’s most famous green spaces here, such as Hyde Park, St James’s Park and The Regent’s Park – the latter is even home to London Zoo!

  1. Birmingham

You can take a boat round the lake at Cannon Hill Park or go pony trekking at Woodgate Valley Country Park.

  1. Bristol

Bristol has at least 28 city parks, making almost a third of the city green space. Many of these were established in the Victorian era!

  1. Glasgow

Tranquil Kelvingrove Park can be found next to the iconic University of Glasgow and minutes from the popular botanical gardens.

  1. Edinburgh

You’ll find nature on every corner of Scotland’s capital as it boasts a whopping 49.2% green space – so why not clamber up the rocky peak of Arthur’s Seat or take a stroll through Princes Street Gardens?

Of course, the best place of all to enjoy green spaces are in your very own development. That’s why Greenbelt is proud to take care of them on your behalf right now and for future generations!