Knaresborough In Bloom Awards Evening

There was quite a crowd at Knaresborough House on Friday evening as Knaresborough Mr Clayton's "Rock" Gardenin Bloom announced its award winners for the 2004 Knaresborough in Bloom competition.

The Knaresborough in Bloom committee were delighted at the level of interest from all parts of the town. Certificates and trophies were awarded in seven categories, Private Flower Garden, Private Mixed Garden, Traders Properties, Small Exhibits, Churches (Community centres, village halls), Allotments and Schools Garden Feature.

There was a large contingent of pupils from Meadowside School with their teacher Miss Seed. They won the prize for growing the tallest sunflower. The excited children collected a voucher worth 20 for books for the school library, as well as a cup and certificate. The children had really enjoyed the experience of planting sunflowers and caring for them, and were asking if they could enter again next year! Castle School was the runner up, their tallest sunflower Mrs Mutimer's lovely garden at Calcuttwas an amazing half centimetre shorter than the prize winner! However Castle School did not leave empty handed, the school caretaker and head Mr and Mrs Tankard's Gardencollected the prize for the best School's Garden feature.

A raffle was held during the evening, raffling off the lovely floral table decorations, which had been provided by Antjie Rowenski, Cath Oldfield and Lesley Guest.

Also Cllr Robert Aspin showed off the Audrey Hartley Memorial Trophy, which had been won by Knaresborough's war memorial. Robert had been to Scarborough to represent Knaresborough in Bloom at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards, and had been surprised and delighted to collect the award.

Click here for a full list of the competition results.