Details and entry forms for the 2014 Spring Business competition are now available:
Looking ahead to summer....
There's never been a more important year for local businesses to make sure that the outside of their premises is up to scratch.
The eyes of the world will be on Harrogate for the Tour de France and everyone has an opportunity to make sure that the first impression visitors and the world's media get is a good one.
So when you are drawing up plans for your outside space this summer, you might want to reflect the event in some way, maybe by using the Tour colours (see the little jerseys above). You don't necessarily have to incorporate a flower-bedecked bike...just how original can you be?
We'd love to see your ideas.. so send your pics to
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 are inviting local care home residents to design a set of four cards to commemorate one, some or, indeed, all of these events.
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 in August.
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
If you'd rather not to wait that long to explore this beautiful part of England, you can enjoy the fantastic parks and gardens, big and small, just a stone's throw from the route, on gardensharrogate's...