York in Bloom 2020, The Year we Stayed at Home

York Housing Associations annual York in Bloom 2020 was unlike any other year we have had before.

Normally the event would be held over a week in Summer - housing staff would flurry around York, North and West Yorkshire, and the East Riding, looking at gardens, hanging baskets, and gardens on a plate taking photos and nominating all those wonderful examples for awards and trophies.

We didn’t have as many entries this year, but we weren’t let down and below you will see photos of the winning garden. Our winner this year for York Housing in Bloom 2020 is Mark Speak of York, who wins a £25 voucher - Mark, we hope you enjoy your prize.

Next year we hope things will be a bit more normal and housing staff will be able to venture out and take photos without masks and PPE to keep them safe.

In the meantime we thought we would share some of the previous winners’ gardens which may give you some inspiration to enter York Housing Association in Bloom 2021…..the year we got back out and about!