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.
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.
LOCAL COMPETITION 2021
Following the cancellation of the Competitiion in 2020 no decision has yet been made for 2021. This will depend on the end of lockdown and the protection measures in place. An announcement will be made either way in due course.
LOCAL COMPETITION 2019
Results were as follows:
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
Tourism Award (Hotels and B&Bs)
1st Place - Riverside Garden Hotel
2nd The Dalesway
Commercial Premises with Gardens
1st Place - The Bowls Club
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
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 this year the judges were looking for the inclusion of pollinators.