About Malton in Bloom
A thriving community gardening campaign to make Malton look BLOOMING marvellous throughout the year!
Malton is a historic, vibrant, and pretty market town at the heart of North Yorkshire, boasting a central slightly inclining Market Place, split into two sections around the parish church, all circled by elegant shops and buildings, with large linear streets beyond - all this lends itself to an extensive array of summer planting in beds, baskets and planters.
Malton in Bloom has been established since 2017 winning SILVER GILT at Yorkshire in Bloom in its inaugral year. Polarising efforts and introducing some new ideas in 2018, it excelled as it won GOLD, Best in Category, and Best Commercial Entry Supporting the Community, a totally unexpected yet deserved, triple victory.
In 2019 'Malton in Bloom' will once again 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 around July. 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.
To help us have the best possible entry on a limited budget our Malton in Bloom team are:
Founder and Malton Town Councillor
Town Clerk and Head of Commercial Planting, Malton Town Council
Assistant Town Clerk and Head of Community Planting, Malton Town Council
Projects & Development Manager, Malton Community Interest Company
Grounds Manager, Malton Town Council
Web and Social Media Lead, Visual Media Lead, Tidy Group and Planting.
Head of Malton and Norton Tidy Group, Norton Town Councillor.
Sue Sedman, Sarah Housden, Ellen Colquhoun, Nicola Gaze,
David White, & Stuart Turner
Community Planting Team Leaders
March - Malton Town Garden Projects get underway, preparing beds and planting
Late May / Early June - Floral Decorations Arrive
Late July, Final Date TBC - Judging
September - Yorkshire in Bloom Awards