Spofforth has triumphed in this year's Yorkshire in Bloom awards and was presented with a much deserved gold rose award alongside being joint category winners in the villages section!
The competition is part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom campaign and judging criteria are based on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation.
John Stanley, chairman of Spofforth in Bloom, said "it was excellent and overwhelming to discover we had won. It's an achievement for the whole village and it was a delight for us to accept the award on behalf of the village. All parts of the community have pulled together to make this a wonderful place to live throughout the year."
Executive members of Yorkshire in Bloom will shortly be approaching the entrants who did well to see if they are prepared to represent Yorkshire in the national RHS Britain in Bloom finals in 2012 so we could soon see Spofforth up there with the best!
Read on for the judges detailed comments ...