Britain In Bloom winner 2003 Parliament Street, Harrogate Yorkshire England
Britain In Bloom winner 2003
Published: 14th July 2010
Harrogate was the winner of the 2003 Britain in Bloom in the category of 'Large Town'. From there it went on to win the European Entente Florale competition in 2004. This reprises its win in the first ever Entente Florale competition in 1977.
Harrogate was a gold medal winner of Europe in Bloom in 2004.
Full details of Harrogate's current horticultural activities and achievements can be seen on the Harrogate in Bloom website
In 2005, a Channel 4 TV show listed Harrogate as the UK's third best place to live. In 2006 it came fourth in the same league; the programme claimed that it placed lower due to "a slight dip in exam results", though presenter Phil Spencer noted that it was his personal favourite.