At the recent Green Flag awards Ardgillan Desmene and Gardens received the Green Flag and was the winner of the Pollinator Award for the country park/demesne category of the Green Flag Pollinator award. This award is presented for taking action to protect bees and other pollinating insects and helping to ensure their preservation. Due to the action of staff and their increased awareness, the park and gardens are swarming with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. New borders include displays of Cosmos, Coreopsis, Rudbeckia, Chrysanthemums and Lilies. The Ardgillan gardens are displaying a profusion of colour despite the dry weather thanks to a dedicated team and the use of wells located within the park.