Slideshow: Harrogate in Bloom

Harrogate in Bloom handed out its annual awards at a glittering Old Swan Hotel ceremony.

Guests including Mayor of Harrogate Coun Mike Newby and Yorkshire in Bloom Chairman Brendan Mowforth attended to see former RHS Harlow Carr curator Lizzie Balmforth present the awards.

NADV 1309291AM Harrogate in Bloom Awards. (1309291AM)

NADV 1309291AM Harrogate in Bloom Awards. (1309291AM)

Harrogate in Bloom secretary Angela Henson said: “It was a very good day, and well-attended event.

“Patrick Kilburn, of Harrogate Borough Council, talked about how the problem last year was the wet weather, and how this year he and his team had struggled with warm weather.

“The last two years have been a nightmare for them.

“The awards were sponsored by Transdev.

“We maintain the bus station gardens in return.”

Harrogate in Bloom used the ceremony to show more people their Tour de Plants route map, produced ahead of the district’s July hosting of the first stages of the Tour de France.

The map, which provides details of gardens of interest across the Yorkshire route, is available online.

Organisers thanked the Old Swan Hotel and Transdev.


Allotments: Bronze - Unity Grove, Claro Road; silver - Oatlands, Stonefall; silver gilt - St Andrews, Harlow Hill; gold - Pine Street; gold and trophy winner - Northern Outfall. Discretionary awards: Christine Dean trophy - St Johns Playgroup; Hammond Mann trophy - Sheila Vickers; President’s trophy - Hampden House; Larchfield Manor trophy - Friends of Valley Gardens volunteers; Mayor’s trophy - Tony Sissons. Care homes and rehab centres: Silver gilt - Avon Lodge, BUPA Southlands, Hampden House; gold - Heath Lodge; gold and trophy winner - The Police Treatment Centre. Community Grounds: Bronze - St Roberts Church, Pannal; silver gilt - Low Harrogate Bowling Club, West Park Reformed Church; gold and trophy winner - Springboard Garden. Hotels and Guesthouses: Silver gilt - Alvera Court, Cedare Court; gold - Acorn Lodge, Alexa House, April House, Arden House, Franklin View, Geminian, Kimberley Hotel, Shelbourne House, Spring Lodge, Wynnstay House; gold and trophy winner - Garden House. Large Private Gardens: silver gilt - Gloria Lorenzo; gold - Julia Bradbury, Dean Broadbent, Ian Law; gold and trophy winner - Kathleen Sanpher. Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants: Silver - Harlow Hill Club; silver gilt - Harrogate Brasserie; gold - Casa Romana Ristorante, Chez la Vie, Hales Bar, Harrogate Conservative Club, Jaipur Spice, Vivido Restaurant; gold and joint trophy winners - Graveleys of Harrogate, Woodlands Pub. Residential Communities: Silver gilt - Church Square Mansions, Oak Lodge, Queens Close; gold and trophy winner - Swan Court. Retail and Commercial sector: Silver gilt - Montpellier Mews, Victoria Shopping Centre; gold and joint trophy winners - AP and K Stothard, William’s Investment Management. Small Private Gardens: Silver gilt - Rosalind Marsden, James Palliser; gold and trophy winner - Gillian and Malcolm Aske-Haley. Spring Business awards: Silver - Harrogate Care at Home, Victoria Shopping Centre; silver gilt - Alexa House, Alvera Court, Claro Beagle, BUPA Southlands, Harrogate Brasserie, The Montpellier; gold - April House, Arden House, Franklin View, Geminian, Hales Bar, Kimberley Hotel, Police Treatment Centre, Vivido restaurant, The Welford, Wynnstay House; gold and trophy winner - Spring Lodge. Spring Communal Gardens: Gold and trophy winner - Oak Lodge. Wildlife friendly private gardens: Silver - Linda Peters; gold and trophy winner - Sandra Fryer. Young at Heart (over 75 years): Silver gilt - June Raynor; gold - Joy Able, Sarah and Peter Martin; gold and trophy winner - Joyce and Frederick Wilkinson.