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Judges praise York floral displays
8:56am Friday 1st June 2012 in News
YORK has been praised by Yorkshire in Bloom judges for its impressive floral displays.
The spring judging comments for Yorkshire in Bloom reflect York’s entry in the city category of the competition, which is split into three sections: horticultural practice, environmental responsibility and community participation. York received positive comments for its efforts in all these areas.
Praise went to the flowers and plants along the route the judges took, with judges particularly impressed with the baskets around the Coppergate centre, Merchant Adventurers’ Gardens, Hungate, Glen Gardens and York St John University. Praise was also given to Brunswick Organic Nursery and Bustardthorpe Allotments, at Dringhouses.
Coun Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “The feedback we’ve had from our entry is fantastic.
“This is a big year for York with York 800, so it’s great to be able to tie it into our entry. We have lots of plans for the summer visit, including celebratory carpet beds and community work, including a visit to Low Moor Community Kids Allotment to see how our younger communities are getting involved.”
Summer judging will take place on July 11.