Skipton in Bloom Narrowboat planter in canal basin Cenotaph garden Skipton bus station

our achievements

  • Cleared the square bed in the Canal Basin, constructed a raised timber frame and replanted with evergreen scented shrubs
  • Became a Registered Charity in 2016
  • Received a Yorkshire in Bloom Rose Gold Award for two consecutive years
  • Installed a number of hanging basket trees in the Bus Station, on Coach Street and The Bailey
  • Officially opened the Diamond Jubilee Community Garden on Sunday 3 June 2012. The Mayor of Skipton, Councillor Wendy Clark and MP Julian Smith joined representatives from Skipton in Bloom, Craven College, Yorkshire Housing, sponsors and local residents to celebrate the completion of phase 1 of the community project.
  • Secured funding and support for a Diamond Jubilee Community Garden on Newmarket Street, to be built in collaboration with Craven College and Yorkshire Housing
  • Ran a fund-raising stall at the Skipton Waterways Festival
  • Purchased additional second-hand hanging baskets, made new hooks and repainted old ones, to provide a hanging basket for all 181 hooks in the town
  • Cleared and repaired the stone raised beds outside the Westgate store, erected a specially commissioned 'Welcome to Skipton' sign in local sandstone, and introduced sustainable planting schemes
  • Installed 15 barrier planters, with a retrofit modification designed by Craven College, to complement existing signage, seating and furniture in the Bus Station
  • Positioned 25 second-hand barrel planters, the majority with built-in reservoirs, in groups around the Bus Station
  • Following repairs and painting by Stepping Stones, relocated the 2 triple-tiered planters from Aireville Park and Springs Canal into the Bus Station
  • Participated in Let It Grow events to raise the group's profile and promote the annual Skipton Gardening Competition
  • Purchased, repaired and painted 40 second-hand barrel planters for new and replacement floral displays
  • Collaborated with Rotary Club of Skipton Craven to launch and support the 2010 Craven Butterfly Garden Project
  • Sponsored the Community Award for a Craven College Horticultural Student
  • In collaboration with Craven College, designed, built and installed 3 self-watering narrowboat planters in the Canal Basin (Download press release - 9KB)
  • Secured financial grants and contributions, together with main sponsorship funding from the Skipton Business Improvement District for 2009-2017
  • In collaboration with Craven College, Stepping Stones and the Royal British Legion, re-designed and re-furbished the Cenotaph garden
  • Planted trees in Albert Street and Holy Trinity Church with Craven College students
  • Established links with North Yorkshire Rotters through Craven College
  • Produced a Strategic Plan and an independent website
  • Organised the annual Skipton Gardening Competition
  • In conjunction with Craven College and Stepping Stones, set up a rolling programme of seasonally planted container displays around the town
  • Purchased and installed over 100 self-watering hanging baskets and bespoke hooks for summer displays throughout the town
  • Instigated a rolling programme of bulb planting which to date has provided many thousands of spring bulbs for Aireville Park, Petyt Grove and The Bailey
  • Arranged a large number of regular workdays with partner agencies, businesses and volunteers
  • Organised a Primary School poster competition for a new SIB logo design
  • Formed the Skipton in Bloom community group in January 2005
Canal basin workday
Diamond Jubilee Community Garden
Bus station workday
Aireville pupils at LMS garden workday
Fire Station workday

Skipton in Bloom  |  Skipton Town Council  |  Town Hall  |  High Street  |  Skipton BD23 1FD  |  T: 01756 700553
E: info@skiptoninbloom.co.uk
Registered Charity No 1170411