Mirfield in Bloom represent Yorkshire in the Britain in Bloom competition

The green fingered volunteers are celebrating being nominated to represent Yorkshire in the prestigious community gardening contest.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 9:55 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 9:56 am
Mirfield in Bloom are excited to represent Yorkshire in the Britain in Bloom finals.

Over 140 volunteers from Mirfield in Bloom dedicated countless hours sprucing up the town, earning themselves a spot in the ‘Large Town’ category.

Other categories include: village, town, urban community, city, business improvement districts, town centres & city centres and coastal.

The Britain in Bloom competition is the largest and most prestigious community gardening contest in the UK.

The 70 competition finalists will showcase their gardening skills, community spirit and environmental efforts.

Each finalist will be visited by a pair of Royal Horticultural Society judges in August, who will examine every bulb and bush before crowning the champion town.

Co-organiser Christine Sykes, said: “The successes have made all the hard work worthwhile. We worked as a community to achieve this wonderful result and people who had been acquaintances are now friends. Bring on 2020.”

In September 2019 the group were presented with a bouquet of medals at the Yorkshire in Bloom finals at York Racecourse.

Judges awarded volunteers with a gold medal and commented on their community spirit.

The group were awarded the ‘Best Large Community’ prize and the town’s businesses won the ‘Best Commercial Entry Supporting the Community’ award.