Congratulations to city’s top York in Bloom performers

24 Sep 2013 @ 4.45 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

Congratulations from City of York Council have been sent to the city’s entries in York in Bloom which have been supported by the authority.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “What a fantastic result!

“Congratulations go out to all the city’s entrants this year – especially those which have won special commendations.

“To support the entrants around judging days the council’s street cleaning and grass cutting schedules were adjusted to help the city look its very best and we were also able to help with providing spare tubs and planters.

“York’s city-wide entries were noted by the regional judges last year to show “outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement” and this year the city is looking gorgeous thanks to the skill and commitment of the city’s gardeners – and a favourable summer.

“Meanwhile council officers are working with communities to help maintain and develop the city’s parks and open spaces. This year’s crop of winners confirms York’s consistent ability to put on a fantastic show thanks to partnership working and outstanding skill and dedication across the city.”

The York in Bloom judging results were as follows:

Small Town category Dunnington won gold while Upper and Nether Poppleton took silver gilt prizes.

Winning Public, Private and Charitable Estates were Grimston Care Home with silver gilt and Rosevale Care Home won silver.

Top of the Large Hotels were Middlethorpe Hall which took Gold and the title of category winner, while the city centre Royal York was awarded silver.

Of the Visitor Attractions, the Treasurer’s House won silver gilt.

Top performing Caravan, Camping and Chalets was Naburn Lock Caravan Park which took gold and was the category winner.

Notable in the Country Houses, Estates, Parks category was the Museum Gardens’ gold award and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (Homestead) with silver gilt.

The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood sector was well-represented by York with entries from Fulford In Bloom and Low Moor Community Kids allotment both deemed “outstanding”. Judged to be “thriving” were Earswick Scented Garden Project and Foxwood Residents’ Association.

The Harrogate Flower Show Young Peoples’ category awarded Dringhouses Primary School silver gilt.

Among the Universities, Colleges and Educational Establishments, York St John University won gold.


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