Harewood wins In Bloom award

Harewood House have come up trumps after winning a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award this month.

The stately home won the prestigious accolade after triumphing in the Country Houses, Estates, Park and Gardens category this summer.

Helen Fletcher, a craft gardener for the Terrace, collected the award on behalf of the gardens team at the site.

The judges report stated: “The gardens of Harewood House do not disappoint the expectations of such a prestigious site.

“There are areas to suit all age groups and activities to match.

“The planting and care of plants in the terrace area is superb with colour co-ordinated borders containing interesting plants and extensive parterre and this is without considering the magnificent views this area offers.

“The Himalayan garden captures the spirit of a garden from another culture very well.”

Harewood House, which is famous for its gardens, scooped the top award along with a number of other communities across the district.

These include Spofforth, Shadwell, Bramham and Scholes in and around the Wetherby area - who all received top accolades.

The stately home is owned by the Lascelles family.

The Eighth Earl of Harewood, David Lascelles is the current owner.

Since 1996, part of the estate has been used as the village in the ITV soap drama.

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