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Ilkley in Bloom volunteers meet on a Sunday morning at 10 am in the Contract Area of the Central Car Park. Other working times are arranged as required. New volunteers are MOST welcome.



If Sunday morning is a problem, but you would still like to volunteer, please contact me as we do work at other times, and we could also suggest areas where you could work at a time to suit yourself. 


With cuts in Council funding more support is vital if Ilkley is to continue to look its best at all times.   Every little helps, as they say.


We are continuing to works closely with Bradford Parks and Landscapes to try to lessen the effect of the reduced funding on Ilkley.


For further details please contact the Secretary, Kate Brown on 01943 604521 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




If you would like to consider entering in 2017 please contact either Kate on the number above or Lorraine on 600869. We look forward to hearing from you.

Judging will take place on

 Wednesday 16 August

Categories this year:

Private gardens visible to passers by.

Accommodation Providers

Nursing/Care Homes


Pubs and Restaurants


With gardens

With tubs, baskets, etc

Community Gardens

The Criteria for 2017 is as follows:


1 Visual impact of display. The display can be in pots, baskets, containers etc or garden planted.


2 Quality of plants that make the display outstanding and well looked after.


3 The whole area (including boundaries) should be weed and litter free.


4 Some plants should show all year round interest.


5 Allotments - well looked after and showing an all round variety of good quality planting. Weed free.



We invite independent Judges to visit all the entrants and award marks which in their judgement fit the above Criteria.


The winners and those placed in second and third places in each cateogry (except allotments where there is one trophy per allotment site) are invited to a Presentation Tea in September/October.

We hope to hear from you.


Please contact either Kate Brown, details above, or Lorraine Hockey on 01943 600869.









Judging took place on Wednesday 17 August, and the results are:




Front Gardens visible from the road:


1st place - 5 Cairn View

2nd          11 Hampshire Close

3rd (joint)  10 Eaton Road and 25 Back Weston road


Accommodation Providers:


1st Place - Rombalds

2nd           Riverside Hotel

3rd            Craiglands


Nursing/Retirement Homes:


1st Place - Abbeydale

2nd          Rosegarth

3rd          Abbeyfield


Pubs and Restaurants:


1st Place - The Box Tree

2nd           Italia Emporio

3rd            Wetherspoons


Commercial Properties with gardens:


1st Place - The Bowls Club

2nd          International Development Centre

3rd           Booths Supermarket


Commercial Properties with tubs, baskets etc:


1st Place - Jefferson Buckley

2nd          Lishmans

3rd           Philip Waltons Fine Furnishings




Castle Road - 12a

Leeds Road -  13

Bridge Lane -  5


Community Gardens   (This is for gardens which are looked after by or for the residents of the communal development)


1st Place - Greendown Close

2nd           Audley Court

3rd           Carnegie Court


Well done to all and thank you to all who entered.




































Last Updated on Monday, 26 June 2017 18:08

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