News: Twinning Community Garden wins gold at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Visitors to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show were able to see a specially designed Community Garden organised by HIP, which celebrates the town’s twinning links and anniversaries. A very colourful and eye-catching exhibit, it was based around a four-sided obelisk, with each side giving details of one of the four twin towns, along with themed planting appropriate for the country concerned.

The judges were also impressed, as it received a gold award! And Mayor Alex Nuttall of Barrie Ontario was able to visit and admire it for himself.

It was manned all through the three days of the show, giving visitors a chance to learn about the town’s links and their history, or just to admire the varied planting and take away a few ideas.

Thanks go to all the sponsors and supporters, including the Flower Show itself, Harrogate BID, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Jan Gleaves for the obelisk design, and Sue Wood (plus Simon and the other helpers) for the amazing garden design, construction and planting. And also to the numerous local suppliers who helped, and the team of volunteers who manned the exhibit through sun and (a little) rain.

A truly impressive display!

Mayor Alex Nuttall from Barrie in front of the obelisk celebrating 10 years of twinning with his town. Along with Sue Wood and Jan Gleaves.