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Yorkshire In Bloom Spring 2011



On your visit to Garforth you are greeted by a very enthusiastic In Bloom group, whom are very

keen to show you how well the entry has developed over the last couple of years. Some of which

includes high quality planting schemes which catch the attention of residents, visitors alike and

complements the panoramic views from this pleasurable town.


SECTION A – Horticultural Achievement

Areas of Achievement:

The well manicured shrub beds at St Mary’s church. The mixed planting schemes by the gapping

goose public house which were full of colour, especially Adams bed. Cliff top park had some very

good maintained mixed planting area’s. The new landscaped corner garden plot at fairburn drive

which was full of colour and a credit to Lynne. Watering done by the in bloom group around the


Areas for Improvement:

It would be nice to include some allotment gardens alone the summer route. Carry on with the

development work to encourage green lane school’s nature graden. Carry on with the links with

Garforth Cliffe top Park and possibly include it more into the route as residential housing.


SECTION B – Environmental Responsibility

Areas of Achievement:

The litter bins at green lane school that have been recycled from a local/national firm and art

work/decorated by the pupils. The bird boxes that was present at both green lane school and the 64

Gascoigne site. Recycling policy from Leeds met was a good and comprehensive doorstep service.

It was good to see a local contractor supplying free woodchip to suppress weeds in shrub beds.


Areas for Improvement:

Encourage green lane school to continue the development of the nature area. Continue to develop

the wild flower area along Selby road. Encourage Leeds city council to clean street furniture prior

to visit. It would be good t have time to see/or meet someone from the library to talk about the

buildings green credentials. Consider using a wetting agent like ( washing up liquid) to conserve

water whilst watering the beds or mulch during the winter to help the ground conserve water


SECTION C – Community Participation

Areas of Achievement:

The number of sponsored planters along the route. The display/advertising of Garforth in bloom on

the walled are at the garden centre. The many posters displayed in household windows on the

route was impressive. The numerous banners around the town. The Garforth In Bloom news letter

Areas for Improvement:

Continue to use community Payback on relevant schemes as support in kind, hopefully with the

ongoing works at Gascoigne gardens, which we look forward to visiting in the summer. .Continue to

involve the scouts and the guilds with in bloom. Continue to build with the successful friends of

Garforth donation scheme

SPRING 2011 April  


Garforth in Bloom entered the YIB competition (Section 2c Town) in Spring 2011

Judges Comments on Our entry in Spring 2011

Gaping-Goose Goto YIB 2011 Summer