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Britain in Bloom judges visit Harrogate

Harrogate is again representing Yorkshire in the annual Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom awards which it first won in 1976.

The 2016 judges were in town on Monday, 15 August 2016.

The judges started their tour of the district from the Yorkshire Showground before stopping off at the Stonefall Commemorative War Graves, Hookstone Woods, Woodfields Community Garden, Rossett Acre Nature Reserve, Horticap and the Pinewoods. They then walked down from the Pinewoods, through Valley Gardens and Montpellier.

Harrogate will be competing against Canterbury, Colchester, Derry, Exeter, Loughborough and Rugby.

The tour of the district was about taking in all the individual groups that make Harrogate a strong contender for the top title.


The judging team and many of the local groups that have have worked hard to make Harrogate what it is


The Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown, said:

Winning Britain in Bloom would be a wonderful acknowledgement to the floral town of Harrogate.

The floral displays are big reason why people choose to visit Harrogate and this nomination is a true testament to all the voluntary bodies that have worked so hard across the district.


The Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown
The Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown


Montpellier Harrogate
Montpellier looking splendid for the judges


Members of Team Harrogate:

Harrogate in Bloom
Harrogate Borough Council
Pinewoods Conservation Group
Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group
North of England Horticultural Society (Harrogate Flower Shows)
Harrogate and District Allotments’ Federation
Bilton Conservation Group
Harrogate Civic Society
Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Rossett Nature Reserve
Woodfield Millennium Green
Hookstone and Stonefall Action Group
Bachelor Fields Friends’ Group
Friends of Valley Gardens
Woodlands Community Group

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