Awards for town’s top gardeners

Mayor of Knaresborough Coun. John Batt presents Pat Tankard with her award, for best garden. (12092123AM) Below - Ken Hey's garden, winner of best garden seen from the street (s)

Mayor of Knaresborough Coun. John Batt presents Pat Tankard with her award, for best garden. (12092123AM) Below - Ken Hey's garden, winner of best garden seen from the street (s)

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Gardeners packed into Knaresborough House on Friday, September 21 to see Knaresborough in Bloom announcing the results of the town’s gardens competition.

Guest speaker Lynda Fussell from the Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group spoke about the need to provide both wildlife friendly planting and facilities for insects, before Mayor of Knaresborough Coun John Batt presented the awards to the winning gardeners.

Ken Hey's garden - winner of Best Garden seen from the street - on Manor Drive (s)

Ken Hey's garden - winner of Best Garden seen from the street - on Manor Drive (s)

Chair of Knaresborough in Bloom Christine Willoughby said: “Yet again the gardeners of Knaresborough have excelled themselves. Despite a difficult summer, with some truly dreadful weather, extreme rain and general lack of sun, the gardens in the town looked amazing. Well done to everyone, even if you didn’t win a prize, you are all winners!”

Best Garden was won by Mr and Mrs Tankard of Birkdale Avenue, while Best Garden seen from the street went to Ken Heys of Manor Drive.

The results of the national Britain in Bloom judging will be announced in Guernsey on 6th October.

Full results of Knaresborough in Bloom are:

BEST GARDEN

1. Mr and Mrs Tankard Birkdale Ave

2. Mr G Cartridge Kirkgate

3. Mr P Atkinson Victoria Avenue

BEST GARDEN SEEN FROM THE STREET

1. Mr K Heys Manor Drive

2. Mrs P Murray Aspin Park Ave

3. Ms G Randall Belmont Mews

BEST FLORAL PLANTERS

1. Royal Oak Holiday Cottages

2. JR fish n chips

3. Ms J Wighton

BEST BUSINESS PROPERTY

1. Royal Oak Holiday Cottages

2. Dawn till Dusk

3. JR fish n chips

BEST CHURCH OR COMMUNITY GARDEN

1. Knaresborough Bowling Club

2. Stockwell Lodge

3. United Reformed Church

BEST VEGETABLE GARDEN (home or allotment)

1. Mr S Roebuck

2. Mr and Mrs Tankard Birkdale Avenue

BEST SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECT

1. St John’s

2. St Mary’s

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD

1. Badger Mount

2. Low Bridge Park

3. Green Dragon Yard

Best new entry

Cross Keys pub