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Harrogate Bid announces return of the Floral Window Competition

Harrogate BID Manager Matthew Chapman with Pam Grant, President of Harrogate in Bloom and Simon Cotton, Group Managing Director of the HRH Group

The competition is to honour Harrogate’s famous floral heritage.

Harrogate BID is delighted to announce the return of a popular shop window competition for businesses to celebrate the town’s famous floral heritage.

They are partnering with Harrogate In Bloom to facilitate the competition.

Entries are set to open on Friday 28th June. 

The Floral Window Competition will be running alongside the Floral Summer of Celebration.

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID Manager, said:

“Harrogate is renowned for its floral heritage and it’s an honour to celebrate this through our Floral Summer of Celebration, which won Gold at the Britain in Bloom awards last year!

Matthew added,

“We’re passionate about promoting our town as a floral destination and the shop window competition is an important part of this which forms our floral history.

“We hope as many businesses as possible will take part to create fantastic displays to ensure Harrogate is a blaze of colour to welcome visitors and residents into the centre.”

The competition will include three categories:

Hotels and Guest Houses

Pubs, Restaurants

Cafes and Shops

The awards ceremony will take place in September, with the winners receiving prizes. 

Entries from businesses will be judged by the dedicated volunteers from the Harrogate in Bloom group on the week commencing Monday July 15th.

Judges will award points on key aspects, including first impressions and ‘wow factor’, planting, size and style of containers, maintenance of paving, paths and signage, condition of the plants and noticeable environmentally friendly features.


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