In Bloom team turn attentions to summer judging

Volunteers Sheila and Val planting summer bedding at the bus station

Published Date: 25 June 2010
By Staff Copy
HAVING picked up a Silver Gilt award in the Yorkshire in Bloom spring judging competition, the In Bloom team in Knaresborough are now working towards the summer judging due to take place on Friday, July 16.
The town is looking at its best at the moment, and the volunteer gardeners are determined to ensure it looks good for the important judging day.

“We got a silver gilt for spring, so there is all to play for in the summer judging, “ said Knaresboro ugh In Bloom’s Chair, Christine Willoughby. “We now have to show the judges that Knaresborough is still the most attractive town in Yorkshire!”

Judges in the spring competition praised a number of areas in Knaresborough including the outdoor area at St Mary’s RC Primary School saying the woodland area was excellent and the children very knowledgeable. “What an eco school!“ they commented.

Special praise was given to the colourful displays in the tubs throughout the town and the innovative planters by Henshaws and the ‘very good quality bedding’ at Knaresborough House and Riverside Car Park, despite the previous severe winter.

The winter baskets at ‘Dawn to Dusk’ and ‘JR’s’ on the corner of Boroughbridge Road and Stockwell Road were also complimented and judges felt the bank of daffodils at Conyngham Hall was stunning.

Praise too was given for Harrogate Borough Council gardening staff for their “superbly planted and maintained beds at the Castle and the Moat.”

Judges thought ‘maintenance of all beds and planters was excellent, with a good balance of permanent planting.

They also said ‘The new Mediterranean garden is exciting and innovative and a garden at Park Row was also very good.’

They were pleased to see the allotments at Stockwell Road were well maintained and with the healthy waiting list, new allotments had been released in April.

Gardens at Stockwell Lodge and Green Dragon Yard were also praised.