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Yorkshire in Bloom judges in York


12:00am 11th July 2012

It's a blooming exciting forecast for York on Wednesday 11th July when the Yorkshire in Bloom Judges arrive to assess the city as part of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition.

Yorkshire in Bloom Judges Chris Beard and David Elcock will tour the city to decide whether York meets the Gold standard in terms of floral displays, green spaces, the look of our local neighbourhoods and street environment as well as levels of community involvement in ongoing plans.

Their visit will cover a wide variety of sites across the city in addition to the historic city centre to look at long-term. Their tour will take in a special display of sedum (commonly known as stone crop) marking York 800 on Lendal Banks, and will head to venues including Northminster Business Park, Wheatland's Community Woodland, Lord Deramore's Primary School, Low Moor Community Kids' Allotment, Rowntree Park, Poppleton Railway Nursery, Yorkshire Museum Gardens, York Minster's Dean's Garden, the Treasurer's House and York Racecourse to name but a few.

The judges will see for themselves the fruits of the labours of work taking place throughout the city including the inspired work of local community groups such as schools, local residents and city partners Edible York. The York in Bloom portfolio can be viewed at - click on the Yorkshire in Bloom link.

Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

"Once again the city is looking fantastic and everyone has been working hard to get York in tip top condition for the day. The floral tubs, hanging baskets and barrier baskets are at their best this year. But the competition is not just about flowers: it's about us all being proud of York and our own local areas and the amazing work people do shows this is the case.

"We had really positive feedback from Yorkshire in Bloom's spring judging and are sure the summer judging will be even better. We also wish good luck to those who have entered the Yorkshire in Bloom competition in their own right including Dunnington in Bloom, Poppleton in Bloom, Fulford in Bloom, Haxby in Bloom and Bishopthorpe in Bloom."

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