About Malton in Bloom 

Exciting times ahead for Malton as for the very first time we enter 'Yorkshire in Bloom' a community gardening campaign to transform our cities, towns and villages. 
 
Malton did look good last year and so pleased to hear they will be entering Yorkshire in Bloom 
 
Roger Burnett, Community Project Officer 
Scarborough Borough Council 
I thought Market Street looked good last year with hanging baskets, it should be awesome this time! 
 
Mark Brayshaw, Projects & Development Manager 
Malton Community Interest Company 
In 2017 'Malton in Bloom' will participate in the annual 'Yorkshire in Bloom' regional competition, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Britain in Bloom' campaign, first held in 1963. 
 
Over 1,600 communities around the UK enter each year, participating in their local region's "in Bloom" campaign. From these regional competitions, roughly 80 communities are selected to enter the National Finals of RHS Britain in Bloom. 
 
The awards are based on the RHS's medal standards of Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze and the winner is judged to have most successfully met the rigorous judging criteria. Judging at the regional stage takes place around June/ July; judging for the national stage takes place in August. The results for the UK Finals are announced in September/ October. 
 
Of course, floral displays play an important part in the contest, but the title is also assessed on how all sectors of the local community are managing their local environment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our team 

To help us have the best possible entry on a limited budget our Malton in Bloom team are: 
 
Mark Brayshaw 
Projects & Development Manager, Malton Community Interest Company 
 
Roger Burnett 
Previously Head of Parks, Scarborough Borough Council, now in charge of Community projects 
 
Rob Davies 
Website Consultant, It’seeze Ryedale 
 
Francesca Haynes 
Social Media/Communications 
 
Brian Hutchinson 
Previously Head Gardener at Castle Howard and Sledmere House 
 
Mike l’Anson 
Grounds Manager, Malton Town Council 
 
Sheila Johnson 
Community Environment Scarborough Borough Council and Yorkshire in Bloom judge 
 
Mike Skehan  
Town Clerk, Malton Town Council 
 
Christopher Turner 
Project Manager 'Malton in Bloom' and Malton Town Councillor 
 
 
 

Key dates 

14th April - Floral Display delivery 
16th June - Regional judging 
24th August - National judging 
16th September - UK Finalists announced 
 
 
 

Get involved 

If you are able to help, please join our growing band of ‘Happy Helpers’ by emailing us at pottingshed@maltoninbloom.co.uk or by completing the enquiry form on our Contact page