MALTON IN BLOOM
Yorkshire In Bloom 2017 – Silver Gilt Winner
Yorkshire In Bloom 2018 - Gold & Category Winner
Yorkshire In Bloom 2018 – Best Commercial Entry Supporting The Community
Malton In Bloom (MiB) is a thriving community gardening campaign, established in 2017, run entirely by volunteers, and managed by Malton Town Council. Our aim is to make Malton look blooming marvellous throughout the year.
Malton’s slightly inclining Market Place, circled by elegant shops and buildings, with large linear streets beyond, lends itself to an extensive array of colourful and fragrant summer planting in beds, baskets and planters. We use thousands of plants in over 200 hanging baskets put up by local businesses, Malton Town Council and Malton Community Interest Company (Fitzwilliam Estate).
In addition, railing planters have adorned a number of prominent sites in the towns, such as County Bridge and Railway Street, also supported by Norton Town Council.
MiB has been a huge success, as recognised by the award of Gold by Yorkshire In Bloom in 2018, but will only continue to succeed if the local community, residents, business people, children, and visitors to our community feel a sense of belonging and can help in creating that ‘wow’ factor.
Another important part of MiB is the involvement of all sectors of the local community in managing the local environment. MiB community groups have been dead-heading the formal displays and tending to green open spaces across the community.
Groups involved include St Michaels Church, Malton Flower Club, Malton W.I., Frack Free Ryedale, Derwent Diggers, Malton and District Beekeepers Association as well as MiB’s own volunteers. MiB is also supporting Malton School Gardening Club with their various gardening projects, including barrier baskets and hanging baskets.
The Malton Scouts have also enjoyed sowing the wildflower beds at Orchard Fields
For further information please see the Malton in Bloom website here