Yorkshire in Bloom Results for Knaresborough Announced
St John's School
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
"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
"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,
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
"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."