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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 Awards Presentation
Harrogate in Bloom held its annual awards' presentation at the Old Swan Hotel on Sunday 14 September.

Full list of results now available more>>


2014 HiB awards
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>>



Care homes art project
Children's art competition

The Tour de France came to Harrogate!



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Design a jersey for the
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

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..it's GOLD!
Team Harrogate received a gold award at the RHS Britain in Bloom presentation in Bristol on 16 October. Well done everyone, and congratulations to Chris Beard on his RHS Community Champion award
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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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Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time
Harrogate in Bloom hosted BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time at Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday 10 September.

Eric Robson chaired the panel: Matthew Wilson, Anne Swithenbank & Bunny Guinness. The episode will be broadcast on:

Friday 19 September at 3pm
Sunday 21 September at 2pm
GQT in Harrogate