I’m really excited to share our success this year. Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom Campaign in North, South, East and West Yorkshire, North and North-East Lincolnshire. Britain in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in Europe and each year it grows in size and importance and involves more people, groups and organisations creating lasting improvements to local environments.
Villages through to cities in the region are judged in Spring and Summer. The special categories which include public, private and charitable establishments, business premises, visitor attractions, caravan and camping sites, youth environmental projects and further education establishments.
We’re delighted that Nidd Hall Hotel, Harrogate won the Silver Gilt Rose Award
From formal hedging and maze, floral beds and hanging baskets to wildflower meadows, woodland, lakeside walks and bird hides the parkland is laid out to surprise and delight. There are many activities including well positioned outdoor gym equipment each giving interesting views. As a new entry this is within a whisker of the top award but just misses out on Gold
The report said:
Areas of Achievement
The integration of special features utilised to announce special areas but also providing floral features such as the large teacup and saucer by tearooms. The well considered sitting of outdoor gym equipment and features throughout the Hotel to provide good experiences for their guests. The clever use of a boat to provide raised grass seating by the lake. (In case you haven’t seen it, we’ve used an old wooden rowing boat as a quirky seating area for guests to look over the wildlife on the lake). The addition of wildflower meadows to add variety of habitat and the commitment throughout to “war on waste” with recycling a key principle as used to provide a variety of nest boxes and insect habitats. The encouragement of all staff to be fully involved with litter picking. Well considered alterations and adjustments are made with recycling of materials to good effect. It is clear although small in number the garden team are highly dedicated and hard working.
We’re really proud of our gorgeous gardens at Nidd Hall Hotel, when will you next visit them?