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Yorkshire in Bloom Success

28 September


At the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards event in Tadcaster, Harrogate in Bloom once again received a Gold Award and were awarded the Yorkshire Rose Award for Best City 2023.
Chris Beard and Angela Dicken attended the event on behalf on Harrogate in Bloom. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this another blooming successful year.

Harrogate in Bloom is judged in the C4a Small City Category. The judges said:

"This very successful bloom group continues to act as a co-ordinating body for a number of groups and bodies who contribute in the widest sense to the environment of Harrogate. Those involved include Horticap, RHS Harlow Carr, Methodist Church, Harrogate BiD, Allotment holders, conservation groups, Agricultural society and the council amongst many others. The floral displays in the town and on the approach roads are excellent and maintained to a high standard. This is matched in places with perennial planting and alternative mowing regimes to improve biodiversity. Harrogate BiD is promoting bloom to encourage more visits to the town with a major promotion programme. All the combined groups demonstrated commitment to working to improve Harrogate with year-round programs and plans for the future. Congratulations to all involved and for venturing out on what was a very wet day."

Other results from the Harrogate district:

C2 – Urban Community Category: Starbeck in Bloom – Gold Award and Joint Category Winner

C3c – Large Town Category: Knaresborough in Bloom – Gold Award and Joint Category Winner

C4c BID / Town or City Centre Category: Ripon in Bloom – Silver Gilt Award

B1- Small Business Category: Harrogate Golf Club – Silver Gilt Award

B2 - Medium Business Category: Goldborough Hall – Gold Award and Category winner
Nidd Hall Hotel – Gold Award

B3 - Large Businesses Category: Rudding Park Hotel - Gold Award and Category winner

B4 - Tourist Attractions Category: Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park – Gold Award

C6 - Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries Category: Knaresborough Castle – Gold Award
Conyngham Hall – Silver Gilt Award;
Spa Gardens Ripon – Platinum Award
Valley Gardens Harrogate – Platinum Award

C7 RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards: Ripon Museums Trust – Level 5 - Outstanding
Stonefall & Panhandle Parks – Level 4 – Thriving
Woodlands Community Garden – Level 4 - Thriving

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire in Bloom website:
Well done to everyone who entered Yorkshire in Bloom 2023.

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