Hopton sets sights on gold

GREEN FINGERS: Alison Hayman and Kathryn Cockerill from Hopton in Bloom put the finishing touches to one of Upper Hopton's flower beds for the village's entry to Yorkshire in Bloom. (d30031167)
GREEN FINGERS: Alison Hayman and Kathryn Cockerill from Hopton in Bloom put the finishing touches to one of Upper Hopton's flower beds for the village's entry to Yorkshire in Bloom. (d30031167)

GARDENERS are going for gold with their entry into this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

Judges from Yorkshire in Bloom were in Upper Hopton last week to look at the work that has been put in by members of Hopton in Bloom.

Chris Breare, from Hopton In Bloom, said that judges Linda Casper and Lee Senior were particularly impressed by the daffodils in St John’s churchyard, the view from Upper Hopton Club and the cleanliness of the village.

She said: “They thought we had lots of different talents and thought we drew them together very well.”

Last year, Hopton in Bloom was awarded a silver gilt for its Yorkshire in Bloom entry.

Mrs Breare said: “We were very pleased to get a silver gilt last year and we hope to improve on that this year.”

Last week, the Yorkshire in Bloom judges carried out their spring judging. They will return on July 6 to carry out their summer judging.

The 16 members of Hopton in Bloom will find out how they’ve got on when Yorkshire in Bloom presents its awards at a ceremony in Harrogate in September.

On July 2, shortly before the summer judging, Hopton in Bloom is hosting a garden trail, where it will get the chance to show off the village.