Starbeck in Bloom, National Winner for Urban Category in Britain in Bloom 2006, National
Silver Gilt Winner for 2008 and 2013
Starbeck in Bloom was formed Seventeen years ago after a depressing spate of vandalism
in the High Street. Morale was at an all-time low and a small group of people and
businesses decided to brighten the shops by putting some flowering tubs on the street
and organising a garden competition.
From that small act we grew and grew, eventually we entered Yorkshire in Bloom in
the Urban Category in 1998. Our success was amazing, overall first in 2001 and 2002,
Summer Winner in 2003 our first Spring win in 2005 and also Summer overall and most
improved for that year, then Gold in 2007 and again in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
This year we are representing Yorkshire in Britain in Bloom.
Our committee is very small but we call on help from all sectors of the community
and never get a refusal! Brownies, Guides, Brigades, Scouts, WI Church groups and
schools all play their part. Donations of money came from local people, businesses
and the community fund and we receive unstinting help from Harrogate Borough Council.