Knaresborough in Bloom Annual Awards Evening

Pictures of Awards Evening - click here


Once again Knaresborough House is the venue for Knaresborough in Bloom’s annual celebration of floral excellence in local gardens. General opinion is that the summer was good from a gardeners point of view, certainly there has been a good deal of wind and rain but plenty of sunshine too, and Knaresborough’s growing army of gardeners has been working hard to make their gardens as good as any anywhere. All this hard work will be rewarded tonight when Mavis Clemmitt, the mayor of Knaresborough presents the certificates and cups at the annual awards evening.
Chair of Knaresborough in Bloom, Christine Willoughby remarked “The competition was fierce this year and we had a number of gardens which our judges decided were exactly equal. This has never happened before and I think it means that all our gardeners are putting in more effort and achieving a better result. I am delighted that Sue Wood, an In Bloom judge and HBC Parks officer is our guest speaker tonight. I’m sure the gardeners of Knaresborough will be interested in what she has to say”

 

 

Full results of the Knaresborough in Bloom 2009 Gardens Competition

Pictures of Prizewinning Gardens here


Best Front Garden

Gold. Mrs Freda Whincup, 65 Manor Drive
Silver. Mrs Pauline Murray 1 Aspin Lane
Bronze. Mrs D Light, 28 Charlton Drive

Best Neighbourhood

Gold. Green Dragon Yard Traders
Gold. Low Bridge Park Residents, Abbey Road
Bronze. Park Square Residents

Best Flower Garden (front and/or back)

Gold. Mrs Pauline Murray 1 Aspin Lane
Silver. David and Pat Tankard, 15 Birkdale Avenue
Bronze. Mrs D Light, 28 Charlton Drive

Best Mixed Garden (including vegetables)

Gold David and Pat Tankard, 15 Birkdale Avenue
Silver Ms M Dawson 23 Park Gate
Bronze Mr W Henley 3 Frogmire Close


Business Property Including Pubs

Gold. The Old Royal Oak, Market Place
Silver. Mr T Handley Ms L Rebeque The Royal Oak Bond End
Bronze JR's Fish and Chips 18C Boroughbridge Road
Bronze Dawn till Dusk 18B Boroughbridge Road


Best Small Exhibits

Gold. Mrs Freda Whincup, 65 Manor Drive
Silver. Ken Heys, 38 Manor Drive
Bronze Brenda and Dave Crawford, 53 Kirkgate


Churches, Community Centre

Gold. Knaresborough Bowling Club, Elephant and Castle Yard
Silver. Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag, Abbey Road

Best School Garden

St Johns CE Junior School

Design A Flowerbed School Competition

Rebecca Wood from Knaresborough St John’s C of E Primary School


Special Prizes

Best New Entry Mr and Mrs Verity 105 High St
Chair’s Special Prize for Contribution to attractiveness of street scene JR's Fish and Chips 18C Boroughbridge Road
Chair’s Special Prize for Contribution to attractiveness of street scene Dawn till Dusk 18B Boroughbridge Road