Andrew keeps very busy!


Knaresborough in Bloom chief helper and soon to be ex Mayor of Knaresborough, Andrew Willoughby always keeps very busy. Recently he organised a beacon in the town for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. This was soon followed by the Tour de Yorkshire racing down the town’s High Street. The Mayor and I were there to greet the cyclists on the lawn outside Knaresborough House together with a couple of large Union Flags.
We have a dedicated and hardworking gardening team from Harrogate Borough Council caring for our parks and gardens. The castle area was looking stunning when we held the beacon lighting for the Queen’s 90th birthday and the grounds of Knaresborough House similarly looked amazing when we were waiting for the Tour de Yorkshire to pass us. We are all very proud of our beautiful town.
Now that spring is well underway, Andrew is planning the summer planting for Knaresborough in Bloom. Already some of our over winter plants have started to die and look a little shabby so the immediate task is emptying our 40 or so planters around the town and replenishing with fresh compost ready for the plants in a few weeks when the risk of frost is past.
We all hope that our Knaresborough gardeners are also busy in their gardens. Every year Knaresborough in Bloom holds a local gardens competition and this year is no exception. On 13th and 14th July our judges will be out and about judging our local gardens. As ever there are eight keenly contested categories, with something for everyone no matter how large or small your garden is. If you entered the competition last year, you will get an entry form delivered to you, however new entrants can find information on how to enter on the Knaresborough in Bloom website,
Picture Andrew putting up hanging basket