Blooming great result for Yorkshire in Bloom!

It's that time again when Barnsley is celebrating its growing reputation for beautiful landscape in this years Yorkshire in Bloom awards. This year, the borough received a blossoming total of 27 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:

Barnsley Hospice – Charitable Organisations Gold (Joint Category Winner)

Tankersley Manor – Large Business's Silver Gilt

Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve –Platinum

Churchfields Peace Gardens –Platinum

Friends of Thurnscoe Park – Platinum

Friends of Wilthorpe Park – Platinum

Friends of Wombwell Cemetery – Platinum

Royston Canal Club – Platinum

Elsecar Park & Nature Reserve – Gold

Friends of Locke Park – Gold

Friends of Monk Bretton Park – Gold

Friends of Monk Bretton Memorial Garden – Gold

Dearne Valley Country Park – Silver Gilt

Friends of Cudworth Park – Silver Gilt

Barnsley Main Heritage Group – Thriving

Cudworth Environmental Group – Thriving

Goldthorpe Railway Embankment - Thriving

Grimethorpe War & Miners' Memorial –Thriving

Grimethorpe Community Farm – Outstanding

Owd Martha's Yard – Outstanding

Robert St Community Allotment - Outstanding

Royston in Bloom – Outstanding

Wortley Hall Wall Garden – Outstanding

Oxspring Primary School – Young Peoples Award Gold (Category Winner)

Birkwood Primary School – Young Peoples Award Gold

Gooseacre Primary School – Young Peoples Award Silver Gilt

Greenacre School – Young Peoples Award Silver Gilt

Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet spokesperson for Place (Environment and Transport), said: "What another amazing achievement this is for Barnsley. I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved who received an award. They portray real commitment and determination from all of our park teams, local groups and volunteers within the borough to who dedicate their time to keep Barnsley looking beautiful."

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