Yorkshire in Bloom Results for Knaresborough Announced


St John's School

The Yorkshire in Bloom Awards Ceremony was held on 23rd September at York Racecourse. Knaresborough was not entered for the "Town" judging this year, as we have been entered into the national Britain in Bloom competition.
However we still entered some Knaresborough sites into the Yorkshire in Bloom special categories.

The results were as follows:

Knaresborough House - Silver Gilt Award

Judges Comment "A high standard of grounds maintenance with a special mention of the summer bedding displays. With the display beds being situated mainly on a grass banking
elevated from the roadside it was a fine display of summer bedding for everyone to see. A special mention should be given for the Union Jack carpet bed display. Maintenance of the site is very good indeed. "

Knaresborough Railway Station - Silver Gilt Award

Judges Comment "Hanging baskets, window boxes and station trolleys had an abundance of colour and plant interest. Resident Doris Hayton played an important part in providing and maintaining a section of the station platform with sustainable planting. The cleaning of the subway and re painting made the area very bright and clean, this was mainly a credit to Northern Rail. Reproduction of original station posters along the walls of the platforms brought
interest and colour to this difficult site. Again congratulations to the Knaresborough in Bloom team for the cleaning up of the station platform walls and re painting."

Knaresborough Castle Grounds - Silver Gilt Award

Judges Comment "Excellent Knaresborough Castle gardens with many well maintained and colourful displays of seasonal bedding, including the Knaresborough in Bloom bedding competition, i.e.,
The diamond Jubilee Crown 1952 02012. Well done to Jasmine Hobson with the winning design. The War memorial planting was good, with a colour scheme of red, white and blue. Overall first class maintenance."

St John's School Allotment - Silver Rose Award

Judges Comment "The overall allotments of the gardening club was a good design giving the children change to grow a selection of crops and also include permanent structures such as a wild nature area and Bug Hotel.
Talking to the children it was soon made obvious that they had completed many gardening/nature operationsthroughout the year e.g., a veg box as a meal, flour for bread making and a scarecrow competition."