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**New** Team Harrogate meeting

If you would like to know more about the way Harrogate is judged in the national Britain in Bloom competition and how you, either as an individual, business or community group, can play a more active part , please come along to our open meeting on

Sunday 6 April, 3.00 pm

at the West Park United Reformed Church.

Spring Business competition

Details and entry forms for the 2014 Spring Business competition are now available:







Spring Lodge: small but perfectly formed!


Spring Lodge
Planning for the Tour de France

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

50 years

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.

Details & entry form>>

Care homes competition
Children's competition

The Tour de France is coming to Harrogate!



Tour de France jerseys


We'd like you to design a jersey for the

Tour de Plants!

kindly sponsored by the
North of England Horticultural Society

Details & entry form >>

A4 Jersey template>>

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 133 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 in 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 will be staged in Yorkshire in July 2014.

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...

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