Clubs and Organisations

Flowers: Ilkley in Bloom




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.   If you would be interested in looking after a particular area please get in touch.


Our work comprises maintaining the various planters and small areas of gardens that we look after in the town, together with litter picking.



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




We regret we have had to make  the decision not to hold our Competition again this year.  We're hoping to refresh this for 2023.



Due to covid the last year we held the Local Competition was in 2019 - results below:


 Private House Gardens

1st Place - 76 Curly Hill

2nd           3 Wells Court

3rd            10 Bolton Bridge Road


Residential Care Homes - Gardens


Winner - Abbeydale




1st Place - The Box Tree

2nd           Emporia Italia

3rd            Wetherspoons


Tourism Award (Hotels and B&Bs)


1st Place -  Riverside Garden Hotel

2nd            The Dalesway


Commercial Premises with Gardens

1st Place -  The Bowls Club

2nd            Pendlesports


Commercial Premises - Tubs and Baskets

1st Place -  Jefferson Buckley

2nd Joint    Lishmans and Waltons



Castle Road - 30

Leeds Road  - 37a

Bridge Lane  - 1



1st Place - Railway Terrace

2nd           Greendown Close



Judging Criteria


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.


In addition  the judges were looking for the inclusion of pollinators.