Knaresborough Gardens Results


At Knaresborough in Bloom’s recent Awards Evening we were delighted to present certificates and cups to the winners of our Annual Gardens competition. The full results are as follows.

Best Garden
First Peter Atkinson, Random House, Victoria Avenue
Second Rita Hunter, Stockwell Drive
Third Margaret Pearson, Nidderdale Lodge Park
Best Garden seen from the street
First Mrs West, Manor Road
Second Peter Atkinson, Random House, Victoria Avenue
Third Ticket Office, Knaresborough Railway station
Best Neighbourhood
Green Dragon Yard and Chairmans Special Award to Zip In
Planters baskets & tubs
First Mother Shipton pub
Second Peter Atkinson, Random House
Third Judith Wighton, High Street

Best Business Property
First Mother Shipton pub
Second George & Dragon pub
Third Ticket office, Knaresborough Railway station
Church / community
First Orb
Second Holy Trinity Church
Best Vegetable Garden
First Sue Snow’s allotment Stockwell Allotments
Second Orb garden
Third Ben Clark’s allotment, Stockwell Allotments
Best New Entry
Ben Clark’s allotment, Stockwell Allotments
Schools Garden Feature
First Aspin Park Community Primary School
Design a Flowerbed 2018
Knaresborough St John’s School

Following on from a successful year, the Knaresborough in Bloom committee has decided to enter Yorkshire in Bloom in 2018, after a two year rest.
Chair Christine Willoughby said, “Success in Yorkshire in Bloom represents the pinnacle of achievement for “In Bloom” groups. Following our success in 2015 when we reached the finals of Britain in Bloom and achieved gold, the group felt the need to rest and reflect on how to move forward. After a break of two years we are coming back to Yorkshire in Bloom full of enthusiasm and we know that Knaresborough will do well.”
Anyone who would like to get involved with Knaresborough in Bloom would be most welcome. Please contact the chair on