York to take part in Britain in Bloom Finals 2013

Blooms near the Red House in Duncombe Place, York

Blooms near the Red House in Duncombe Place, York

First published in News

York has been selected from more than 1,000 entrants to take part in this year’s Britain in Bloom Finals 2013.

The city will represent Yorkshire in the competition following regional judging last year.

York was selected for “outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement.”

This July and August York’s green-fingered volunteers will be showing off their commitment to a cleaner, greener Britain, by taking the Britain in Bloom judges on a tour of local projects and initiatives in a hope of being awarded Gold and being named category winner at the annual award ceremony in October.

Andrea Van Sittart, head of regional development for the Royal Horticultural Society which runs the awards, said: “Thanks to the legacy of London 2012, the power of volunteering has never been more widely recognised or appreciated. Britain in Bloom saw a 30 per cent uplift in sign-ups over the past year and this year, we have a record number of finalists.

“It seems more people are prepared to donate time and energy to projects like this, because they’re aware that improving their neighbourhoods can change lives and boost people’s confidence, health and happiness. The Britain in Bloom campaign is making a difference, and people want to be a part of that.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:46am Thu 24 Jan 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

What a blazing display of pelargoniums in front of the Red House. However, a little husbandry might not go amiss: that traffic light plant should have been staked as it grew and now needs to be weeded out. It has a nasty kink in its stem and I think it's probably beyond flowering for this season...
What a blazing display of pelargoniums in front of the Red House. However, a little husbandry might not go amiss: that traffic light plant should have been staked as it grew and now needs to be weeded out. It has a nasty kink in its stem and I think it's probably beyond flowering for this season... Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

alfie says...

Not on my watch it isnt!
Not on my watch it isnt! alfie
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree