It's that time again when Barnsley is celebrating its exceptional reputation for beautiful landscapes in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards. This year, our borough received a blossoming total of 16 awards.
The results follow a visit from the Yorkshire in Bloom judges earlier in the year where they assessed several of Barnsley's beautiful green spaces, squares, and gardens.
Barnsley's results in full were:
- Owd Martha’s Yard – Growing Your Community - Gold
- Barnsley Hospice – Charitable Organisations - Gold
- Friends of Wombwell Park – RHS Its Your Neighbourhood - Level 4 - Thriving
- Goldthorpe Railway Embankment – RHS Its Your Neighbourhood - Level 5 – Outstanding
- Mates of Milton – RHS Its Your Neighbourhood - Level 4 - Thriving
- Robert St Community Allotment – RHS It’s your Neighbourhood - Level 4 - Thriving
- Royston Green Spaces Group – RHS It’s your Neighbourhood - Level 5 - Outstanding
- Birkwood Primary School – Young Peoples Award - Gold
- Barnsley Main Heritage Group – Parks, Gardens & Open Spaces - Gold
- Cannon Hall Park & Gardens - Parks Gardens & Open spaces - Platinum
- Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces - Platinum
- Elsecar Park & Nature Reserve – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces - Platinum
- Friends of Monk Bretton Park – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces - Platinum
- Friends of Thurnscoe Park – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces - Silver Gilt
- Friends of Wilthorpe Park – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces - Platinum
- Royston Canal Club – Parks, Gardens, & Open Spaces Platinum
- 2023 Parks Services Volunteer and Community Group Award – Jordan Bunny, Cudworth Park
Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson Environment and Highways said: "Once again we’ve had another fantastic result in the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards.
“We are immensely proud and fortunate to have so many talented volunteers across Barnsley who work hard all year round to keep our borough looking clean and green.
“I would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who took part and to all those who received an award. These awards are a real testament to the hard work and dedication that is put in by our Parks team, volunteers and community groups."