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'Team Harrogate' inaugural meeting
Representatives from community groups with an interest in working together to promote horticultural excellence and environmental responsibility in Harrogate met at the West Park United Reformed Church on 6 April to set up 'Team Harrogate'
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2014 Summer Garden awards

The summer gardening awards are now being judged.

.The resultts will be announced at the awards' presentation on Sunday 14 September

New noticeboard in Valley Gardens
There's a brand new notice board in Valley Gardens, dedicated to gardening news and events across the District.

This was funded by a grant from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

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This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups interested in gardening or environmentally -related issues to have a 'shop window' in a really prominent position in Harrogate. So if you would like to contribute, please contact us by e-mail: info@gardensharrogate.co.uk

2014 is an important anniversary year:

- Centenary of the beginning of the First World War
- Fiftieth Anniversary of Britain in Bloom
- Fortieth Anniversary of Yorkshire in Bloom
- Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Harrogate in Bloom


So we invited local care home residents to design a set of four cards to commemorate one, some or, indeed, all of these events.

The results are amazing!...more>>

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Care homes art project
Children's art competition

The Tour de France came to Harrogate!

 

 

Tour de France jerseys

 

Design a jersey for the
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Tour de Plants!
kindly sponsored by the
North of England Horticultural Society

There were an amazing 715 entries in the children's competition this year - that must be a HIB record?!

Everyone who attended the Children's Awards Presentation on Saturday 10 May received their certificates.

All remaining certificates have now been delivered to the groups.

Tour de Plants

Pre-school:
Juno Doman-France, Kindercare Pannal Ash

Reception - Year 2:
Ella Marshall, Brackenfield School

Years 3 - 6:
Ralph Brook Dobson, Brackenfield School

Well done, everyone!


2014 Town Centre hanging baskets
HiB baskets
The closing date for applications has now passed. Thank you to all the shops and businesses who have helped us reach our target of 134 baskets.
2014 RHS Britain in Bloom finalists
After our success in winning a Gold award and the category in last year's Yorkshire in Bloom, Harrogate will be representing Yorkshire in the national Britain in Bloom finals in 2014.

Judging will take place on Thursday 7 August.

2013 Harrogate on Bloom news available here>>

 

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A range of blank gardensharrogate greetings cards celebrating the District's horticultural and gardening heritage is now on sale at the Harrogate & Ripon Tourist Information Centres. Only £1.25
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The Grand Depart of the Tour de France was staged in Yorkshire in July 2014...and passed through Harrogate twice. A fabulous weekend!

You can enjoy the fantastic parks and gardens, big and small, just a stone's throw from the route, on gardensharrogate's very own...

Tour de Plants
gardensharrogate is the business arm of Harrogate in Bloom and its aim is to promote horticultural tourism across the District more>>
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Greetings cards
Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time
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...is coming to Harrogate!