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