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DIAMOND JUBILEE COMMUNITY GARDEN

The Diamond Jubilee Community Garden is a project initiated by Skipton in Bloom to celebrate the 60 years' reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II.  The garden was designed and planted by staff and students of the Horticultural Section at Craven College and funded by numerous benefactors.

Roses dominate the planting scheme, with 'Queen Elizabeth' and 'Diamond Jubilee' roses taking centre stage. Five more contemporary borders surround the central bed, acknowledging that 2012 was also an Olympic year and these beds are loosely colour-themed to represent the five interlocking Olympic rings.

Several specially-commissioned obelisks add height and provide support for climbing roses.  The roses have been selected for colour, long-flowering season and perfume.  However, several were chosen because of their appropriateness to the project - 'Olympic Spirit', 'Olympic Flame', 'Diamond Days Forever', 'Silver Jubilee' and 'Royal William' all seemed appropriate.

AWARDS
2013 Yorkshire in Bloom - Discretionary Yorkshire Rose Award for Permanent Landscaping
2013 Craven Community Champions - Best Community Project Award

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS (Phase 1 June 2012)
Craven College (Horticulture Section), Craven District Council, Rotary Club of Skipton, Skipton BID, Skipton in Bloom, Skipton Town Council, Yorkshire Housing, Judith Addyman Memorial Fund, Rita Feddo, Robert Heseltine, Michael Myers, Skipton Gardeners Club

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS (Phase 2 December 2013)
Craven College (Horticulture Section), Craven District Council, Rotary Club of Skipton, Skipton BID, Skipton in Bloom, Skipton Town Council, Yorkshire Housing, Green-tech Ltd, Middletown Community Association, Jenny Pratt & Friends, Denise Salisbury Memorial Fund, Skipton Auto Services, Skipton Charities Gala, Julian Smith MP, Roz & David Wathen

Seats by Shirley Addy (Drystone walling volunteer)
Obelisks and seat backs built by SE Fabrications, Cononley

DJC Garden rose plan DJC Garden plant list DJC Garden bulb list

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