Harrogate in Bloom Annual Garden/Floral Competitions
Throughout the year we run a number of competitions to recognise endeavour and to encourage more involvement. Our competitions are really popular with children and nursing homes but we would love to see more entries from businesses and residents. Many people quietly work away to make their gardens flourish or business premises look attractive and we want to acknowledge that.
There’s four categories this year: schools/my garden for private residences/business shop windows/business gardens, communal or shared gardens.
As usual, all entrants were invited to our awards afternoon which took place on Sunday 6 October 2019 in the glorious surroundings of St Wilfrid’s Church. The awards were followed by tea and home baked cakes in the Church Hall. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the day and also to our awards sponsor Harrogate Bus Company.
HIB judges were bowled over by the entry from Richard Taylor C of E Primary School. Not only did they win their category they were also awarded the President’s discretionary award. The children made a brilliant presentation to the Britain in Bloom Judges as part of our judging tour and we asked them to repeat it during our own awards afternoon. They also entertained us with some beautiful singing - frankly they stole the show.
Congratulations to all winners:
Residential Community - Bewick Grange
Care Homes - Hampden House
Commercial - Raworths LLP
My Garden - Patricia Andrew
Communal Grounds and Christine Dean Cup - Woodlands Community Garden
Pubs/Restaurants - The Winter Garden
Hotels - Arden House
School Garden maintained by pupils and President’s Trophy - Richard Taylor
Mayor’s Trophy - Mary Mann
Harrogate in Bloom Henson Tankard - Arrow Self Drive
Harrogate in Bloom Shield - The Japanese Garden
McCrindle Trophy - Yorkshire Soap Company
Crowther Memorial Trophy - Harrogate & District Allotment Federation
Edgar Scholey Shield - North Outfall
Harrogate Council Trophy - Fiona Walker