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It's that Golden colour again! 

2019 was once again another great year for Malton in Bloom as it won GOLD and Best in Category at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards. Building on the previous years success 2019 saw even more additions including transforming the unloved Castlegate / Church Hill corner bed, wilflower planting to Orchard Fields and hanging baskets to the centre of roundabouts. The judges were impressed with the enthusiasm and attitude of the volunteers. They paid particular tribute to the efforts of the pupils at Malton School. We do thank all our volunteers, business contributors the Council and Visit Malton for all their input. 
 

You Can't See The Baskets! 

Isn't it great when you can't see the baskets! Our planters on Railway Street Bridge overlooking the river are looking splendid. 
 

Castle Howard Road / York Road Junction 

The flowers at Castle Howard Road / York Road junction are looking resplendent early August. The linear positioning of the baskets certainly catches the eye and the flowers have filled out spectacularly. 
 

Derwent Surgery - Gardens 

The Gardens at the Derwent Surgery are stunning and maintained by gardener Stuart. He is doing an excellent job of keeping the surgery grounds absolutely immaculate. Do pause and check them out next time you are in the area. 
 

Castlegate Community Garden - Seat 

It is one thing doing all the exciting planting but the area around the planting needs maintenance and revitalisation. We have added weed control sheeting and fresh gravel to the seating area. 
 

Seating and Planters - Newbiggin 

Rotary part funded the new planters and seating at Newbiggin. As as thank you we have planted yellow santvitalia and blue salvias, Rotary colours! Thank you Rotary. 
 

Castlegate Community Garden - Bedding 

Summer is here and we have had fun putting the bedding plants in Castlegate. Let us hope the summer bedding makes the other flowers pop with colour and excitement. 
 

Coastliner - Second Floral Bed. 

David from the Bee Keepers Association over the past couple of years has transformed one of the beds at the Coastliner Depot. Clearly he enjoys this and this year has taken over the second area. It is going to look wonderful. Thank you David. 
 
 
 

Town Signs 

MiB have been busy refreshing the planting at the town signs, we have given the catmint a good haircut and planted Marguerites and succulents, as well as a general tidying up. We hope you like them. Check them out on York Road, Broughton Road, Castle Howard Road and Old Maltongate. 
 

Derwent Diggers - Train Station 

Once again Derwent Diggers have been working hard transforming the train station. Even if you don't need to catch a train do call down and have a look at the planting in the round and long planters, stunning!  
 

Castlegate Community Garden - Planting 

We have now planted up most of our Castlegate Community Garden project. 
Thanks to Sue, Sarah, Janette, Stuart, Tim, Mick, Nick, Cliff, Antony, Malcolm and Nicola. 
Thanks also to Stuarts Fish & Chips for the water. 
Great work by all. We are delighted with it! Just need a new bin and pebbles in the seating area. 
 
A stunning transformation! 
 

Orchard Fields - Seeding our Wildflower Project 2019 

A massive thanks to Malton Scouts who have now seed bombed and sowed our wildflower meadow mixes. 
It was a pleasure to work with you and thanks so much for your help in making Malton beautiful! 
 
Top work by all! 

New Project - Castlegate / Church Hill Corner 

Many thanks to Bayes Trees Services for pruning the bushes. 
Antony, Stuart, Jeanette and Nick spent a few hours tidying up our new Castlegate Project. Thank you so much! 
Many thanks also to Mick at the town council for removing the debris. 
Great work today. Just got to plan what we can put on this lovely new blank canvas. 
Hope to have it in full bloom this summer #ourbloom #yib2019 #Malton 
 

Wildflower Preparation, Orchard Fields - What A Team Effort 

We had a very productive session preparing our Wildflower area at Orchard Fields.  
The weather was on our side and we had a great turnout, with some new volunteers. 
The Scouts are due to seed bomb and sow it in a weeks time. 
Many thanks to eveyone who volunteered their time. We could not do it without you. 
It shows how communities can come together. You did MiB proud. #Malton #Yib2019 #ourbloom 
 

We Would Love Your Help! Wildflower Preparation, Orchard Fields 

Malton in Bloom are excited to be developing part of Orchard Fields, at the corner of Sheepfoot Hill, creating a wildflower bed for Summer 2019. This is a volunteer call to action! If you can help anytime on Sunday 17th March between 10am and 3pm you are more than welcome to come along and help. We will be digging over the plot and raking in readiness for sowing the seeds a week later. Any time given is much appreciated in helping Malton bloom this Summer. Please bring forks, spades and rakes, gloves, appropriate gardening clothes and shoes, and any refreshments, though some tools will be available. We look forward to seeing you. Any questions contact us on 01653 228699 or email assistant.clerk@malton-tc.gov.uk 
 

A host of golden daffodils.... 

The mild weather is showing some beautiful signs of spring around Malton. 
 
Fingers crossed spring is on its way. #yib2019 

Transpennine Express Trains - Transform Grants 

Malton in Bloom is delighted to announce that we have been successful in the TransPennine Express Trains Transform Grants 2018/19. This is fantastic news as this is a significant amount of grant so this will enable us to do some of the special projects we want to embark upon. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! 

The Snowdrops are out! 

The snowdrops are out along the Riverside Enjoy viewing them while you can. Spring is certainly in the air! 

Malton in Bloom Needs You! 

With an exciting line up of new and existing projects starting to come together for 2019, Malton in Bloom are always on the lookout for new volunteers. 
 
If you would like to become part of this award winning team please feel free to email 
 
assistant.clerk@malton-tc.gov.uk 

Wildflowers For 2019 

The wildflower seeds are ordered for the creation of the new wildflower seed bed at Orchard Fields near the Sheepfoot Hill entrance. We will be busy preparing the land and sowing the weekend of March 16/17. We are looking forward to see a carpet of wildflower colour! 

Our Golden Moment! 

It is now official Malton in Bloom has won its first GOLD at Yorkshire in Bloom 2018. Further icing on the cake is also the Best in Category win, and a special award for Best Commercial Entry Supporting the Community, totally unexpected bonuses. Massive congratulations to the whole team for a an amazing effort resulting in overwhelming success. Well done to all. 

That’s North Yorkshire TV 

Christopher Turner responding brilliantly to a 'That's North Yorkshire TV' interview 

Blooming Boost for Malton floral displays! 

MALTON is celebrating a blooming boost to its summer flower displays. 
 
Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has donated £500 to help buy the necessary planters and hanging baskets around the town, ready for entry into the annual Yorkshire in Bloom competition. 
 
Read the full story in the Gazette & Herald via this link  
 
 

Silver Gilt Award! 

It’s official, Malton in Bloom earned the prestigious Silver Gilt Award in the 2017 Yorkshire in Bloom RHS competition for Malton. No other entry in class did better than Malton! Judges, Jo Birch and Paul Martin visited Malton in July. The tour of Malton’s floral displays was hosted by Paul Andrews, Malton’s Mayor, Elizabeth Partlett and Christopher Turner.  Volunteers from Malton Flower Club, Derwent Diggers, Malton and Norton Tidy Group, Malton WI, Malton and Norton Lions, friends of St. Michael’s Church, Malton School and Tate Smith Ltd were available to talk to the judges on the day.  Malton in Bloom’s success would not be possible without support from Malton Town Council, Street Scene and Norton Town Council along with sponsors, businesses and volunteers.   Work has already started for the winter season, with planning for summer 2018 well underway. 

STOP PRESS! Listen to Elizabeth & Chris talking with BBC Radio York's Clare Frisby on Sunday 13th August 2017. 
 
 
Our latest update in the July issue of Handymag. 
 
 
The 'team' setting out on their first town tour to start the planning process for Malton in Bloom 
Read the story in full HERE 
 
Our Malton in Bloom website launch story from the Gazette & Herald. Read the story in full HERE 
A brilliant piece in the June edition of Handymag. 
See a full copy of the magazine HERE 
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