It's been another glorious floral year!

Over seventy Knaresborough gardeners with their families gathered at Knaresborough House last Friday to celebrate another successful year for Knaresborough in Bloom. In the audience were children from Meadowside School and Castle School, together with traders, allotment holders, gardeners and sponsors. John Tapscott from Manse Masterdor presented the new Masterdor Community Cup for the Best Neighbourhood to Green Dragon Yard, and Cllr Myra Smith presented the new Best Front Garden award to Mr Ken Heys for his outstanding front garden.

During the evening the Mayor of Knaresborough Cllr Robert Aspin explained that he had been to Sheffield earlier in the week to represent the town at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards and he had come back with a Certificate of Merit for the town, which he presented to Cllr Mrs Christine Willoughby the Chair of Knaresborough in Bloom.

It was also announced during the evening that Knaresborough in Bloom had won a silver award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show for a planter which had been entered. A number of small towns had been invited to enter the competition and the theme of the planter was “Wintergreen”. Penny Carpenter and Judith Stocks had accepted the challenge on behalf of Knaresborough in Bloom and everyone was delighted with the results.

Everybody really enjoyed themselves at a very pleasant informal event where the emphasis was on cerebrating success and achievement.

Green Dragon Yard traders receing the Community Cup and certificates from John Tapscott of Manse Masterdor

Mr and Mrs Benson receing their certificate from Cllr Robert Aspin

children and staff from Meadowside with their certificate for designing a Japanese Garden

Mrs Pat Ridsdale receing the cup for Best Traders Property

Mr Robinson receiving the cup and certificate for the Best Allotment

children from Castle School receiving the shield for Best Schools garden

The Vice Chair of Knaresborough in Bloom presented Christine Willoughby with a bouquet of flowers to thank her for all her hard work this year