Pocklington was at its blooming best when Yorkshire in Bloom judges re-visited the town for their summer inspection.
Martin Burnhill, from Bridlington, and Denise Wherrett, from Bedale, had the job of judging the town for the Yorkshire in Bloom annual competition, and were accompanied by Pocklington in Bloom members Richard Wood and John Barber.
The judges met with householders from Deans Lane who were presented with a rosebowl and certificate for the quality of their front garden displays.
The overall winner of the front garden competition was Mrs Longley, of Yapham Road, who was presented with a certificate and garden vouchers by the judges.
Visits were made to Betterton Court, on Chapmangate, the Methodist Church, also on Chapmangate, and Pocklington Infant School, on Maxwell Road, where the judges were shown the work of the school’s ‘Gardening Gang’.
A visit was also made to the allotments, on The Mile, where the judges were shown some impressive plots.
The judges were then taken to Burnby Hall Gardens where they were shown the garden displays that junior schools from the district had planted to mark the 50th anniversary of the gardens trust.
Mr Wood said: “In recent years we have been awarded the silver gilt award in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. “We have put a special effort into the displays this year, the residents of Deans Lane have created a really nice floral display, both memorial sites have been planted with colourful bedding, the under-planting of the street signs and the junior school competition held at Burnby Hall Gardens all contribute to an impressive display so we are hopeful to be considered for a ‘gold’ award.”