Shadwell In Bloom
 

Achievements

The Garden of Remembrance The Garden of Remembrance at St Paul’s Church, which two of our volunteers have transformed. The Garden received a special award from Yorkshire in Bloom.

Shadwell in Bloom was formed in October 2002 by three parish councillors, and achieved seventh place out of thirteen in their first year in Yorkshire in Bloom’s Large Village category, despite only having five months to prepare. It has since created two dozen sponsored flower beds along the length of the Village, and each summer up to ninety hanging baskets are installed and maintained along Main Street sponsored by local residents, businesses and the Parish Council. There are hayracks on the Library, and planters in various locations including the shops and bus terminus. We have still found time for 'infrastructure projects' including fencing at the School and Colliers Lane, verge levelling towards Slaid Hill, tree planting throughout the village including Holywell Park and mowing all grass when necessary including on occasions the churchyard.

The planting scheme is changed twice a year.

Shadwell in Bloom has maintained consistently high levels of achievement in the Large Village category.

In 2016 Shadwell entered the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) It's Your Neighbourhood Category thus retaining LCC help with unfettered access to the Seacroft Waste Disposal site for our green waste, and extra street cleaning and verge mowing near Judging Day!

We were judged to be level 5 OUTSTANDING and received glowing mentor's comments and a certificate which will be displayed in the Shadwell Library on its reopening in October.

2015   Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt Rose Award!!

Here all 3 categories (Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation) achieved uniformly Silver Gilt in Spring and in Summer.

Note that we are withdrawing from the competition for 2016. See the Judging section for more details.

2014   Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt Rose Award!!

Here all 3 categories (Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation) achieved uniformly Silver Gilt in Spring and Gold in Summer.

2013   Yorkshire in Bloom GOLD Rose Award and Sole Group winners!!

2012   Yorkshire in Bloom GOLD Rose Award and Joint Group winners!!

2011   Britain in Bloom  Silver Gilt Award and Group Runners Up!!

2010 Yorkshire in Bloom GOLD Rose Award and Group winners!!

2009   Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt Rose Award

2008   Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt Rose Award

2007   Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt Rose Award

2006   Yorkshire in Bloom GOLD Rose Award

2005  Yorkshire in Bloom Award for Most improved Village. Overall 2nd position in category.

2004  Yorkshire in Bloom Award Certificate of Merit. Overall 6th position in category.

2003   Yorkshire in Bloom Overall 9th position in Category.

2002 Yorkshire in Bloom Award - Best New Entrant.