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12. Hyde Park, Sydney

12: Total value – £1.2bn; size in square metres – 161,874; value per square metre – £7,533 (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

The 12 most valuable city parks in the world

With cities around the world getting ever more crowded, the pressure on green spaces grows daily. But, should developers want to get their hands on our parks, they would have to stump up some truly astronomical sums.

Analysis by garden equipment specialists Flymo suggests San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is the world’s most valuable green space, worth a staggering £35.5bn.

Flymo used the average square metre cost of an apartment in a city and multiplied it by the size of any green space in that same city to arrive at the values. Take a look at the world’s 12 most valuable city parks…