We've grown the biggest and the best!

GREEN fingered children from Meadowside Primary School in Knaresborough were delighted with their success in the 2004 Knaresborough in Bloom competition.
A group of excited pupils went along to Knaresborough House to receive their prize for having grown not only the tallest sunflower but also the one with the biggest circumference. Accompanied by their teacher, Mrs Suzanne Seed, the pupils collected a 20 book voucher for the school library and a cup and certificate. "They've really enjoyed growing the sunflowers over the summer." said Mrs Seed. "Every class helped grow the six flowers from seed. They've learnt how to deal with weather conditions, watering, attaching canes and so on. They certainly are 'the gardeners of the future.' "

The 2004 In Bloom contest saw seven categories in total with a high level of interest in each. Certificates and trophies were presented for Private Flower Gardens, Private Mixed Gardens, Traders Properties, Small Exhibits, Churches (Community centres, village halls), Allotments and Schools Garden Feature. The committee was delighted with the response from local people and having also received very favourable comments in the Yorkshire in Bloom contest results, they are hoping for even bigger and better things in 2005. Click here for the full Knaresborough in Bloom judging results.