Ilkley in Bloom winners revealed

Ilkley in Bloom winners revealed

(8966644)The Ilkley in Bloom-winning Front Garden, on Back Weston Road

(8966650)Yorkshire in Bloom judges Brendan Mowforth and Timothy Stewart visit Darwin Gardens in Ilkley, with head gardener Keith Mitchell (right) and John Stidworthy of the Friends of Ilkley Moor (left).

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JUDGES from both Yorkshire in Bloom and Ilkley in Bloom have cast their eye over the town's floral highlights to make their decisions in two contests.

Yorkshire in Bloom judges were shown around the town last month by local voluntary group Ilkley in Bloom, for the summer judging round of the competition.

And as Ilkley in Bloom awaits the final decision of the Yorkshire judges, it has announced the winners of its own well-support local competition.

As well as co-ordinating Ilkley's Yorkshire in Bloom entry, Ilkley in Bloom invites Ilkley residents, care homes, restaurants, pubs, businesses and allotment holders to enter their own premises in the local contest.

It's own team of judges visits the premises.

Winner of the Best Private House Garden this year was 25 Back Weston Road. To enter this category, the gardens must be visible from the road.

Judges thought the winning entry had a stunning display of flowers and lots of interest to look at.

The full results this year are as follows: Private House Gardens - 1 25 Back Weston Road, 2 2 Wheatley Road, 3 63 Grove Road, Highly Commended 1 Grange Close; Residential Care Homes Gardens - 1 Abbeydale, 2 Rosegarth, 3 Abbeyfield, Highly Commended, Homecroft; Restaurants and Public Houses - 1 The Box Tree, 2 Betty’s, 3 Weatherspoons, Highly Commended, The Midland, Bistro Saigon, Emporio Italia; Tourism Awards (hotels and bed and breakfast establishments) - 1 The Riverside Garden Hotel, 2 Rombalds Hotel, 3 The Craiglands, Highly Commended – The Crescent; Commercial Premises with Gardens - 1 The Bowls Club, 2 Pendlesports, 3 Booths; Commercial Premises Tubs and Baskets - 1 Bespoke Beauty, 2 Lishman's, 3 Grandad Nichols; Allotments - Salver - Castle Road Allotment No. 17, Salver - Leeds Road Allotment - No 2, Salver - Bridge Lane Allotment No. 5; Communities - 1 Audley Court Retirement Community, 2 Carnegie Court, 3 Lister Court, Highly Commended - Wells House.

Trophies ans awards are usually presented to winners in ceremony later in the year.

The results of the Yorkshire in Bloom competition are expected in mid-September.

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