Addingham Garden Friends




The Friends




Yorkshire in Bloom
Following our success in Britain in Bloom last year, we competed again in the regional Yorkshire in Bloom competition in 2013.

The Spring visit from the YiB judges was cancelled due to the cold Spring weather, so all depended on the Summer judging which took place on Monday 8 July.
After a great deal of hard work, by Garden Friends and lots of other villagers, we were delighted to receive another GOLD ROSE AWARD from Yorkshire in Bloom.
Thanks go to all who helped - a great result.

Village Competitions
In conjunction with the Allotments & Gardens Assn. we will again be organising the judging of Front Gardens and Hanging Baskets throughout the village.
Judging will take place in April and July so please make a special effort. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the Summer Flower Show in August.

Cottages Garden makeover
During the last few months we have been involved in improving this garden (opposite Burnside Mill).
The beds have been re-shaped and edged, using stone from the old Scout Hut, by BMDC Parks & Landscape Dept. to our design and a new arch erected against the back wall to act as a support to show off the Wisteria planted there.
The arch surmounts a 'stone garden' and the central bed is being re-planted with a variety of plants (shrubs and perennials) with smaller areas of seasonal bedding.

There is still work to be done but we hope this will then be another beautiful garden for the village, all year round.

The Addingham Garden Friends is a group of volunteers helping to enhance and maintain the village open spaces and public gardens, in conjunction with Bradford M.D.Council and Addingham Parish Council. The group has planning meetings on the first Wednesday of the month in the Old School (above the Library) at 10.00am and working parties on the second Wednesday of the month at 9.30am. and at other times as required. It enters the village in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition with great success - after a string of Silver Gilt (second grade) awards the village was awarded a top GOLD award, and placed first in category, in 2011 (see list of awards HERE).

Because of this success, Addingham was invited to represent Yorkshire in the national Britain in Bloom 2012 competition against the 'best of the best' similar sized villages from the other regions of the UK (from the Channel Isles to Scotland and Northern Ireland) and we were delighted to be awarded a Silver Gilt award in this prestigious competition.

See the Britain in Bloom Judges full report HERE

In 2013 it was back to Yorkshire in Bloom and the result was another GOLD for Addingham - see latest news on the left.


Video below is the presentation played to the judges before their tour of the village. Narration by Don Barrett.







Top - Daffodils at the Parish Church
Below Left - Crocuses at the Primary School
Below - Planters and cherry tree at Memorial Hall
Below right - Garden Friends planting up container.