Yorkshire in Bloom & the Station Gardens

Every year our gardeners toil away to make our stations bright and colourful in what, at times, are quite challenging conditions. They regularly receive rewards in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition and 2019, we hope, will carry on the tradition. And we thought that it was about time that we featured the results of their labours.

For many years the Railway has been served by an enthusiastic team of gardeners that have kept our stations looking bright and beautiful in the Spring and Summer months.

And every year we are visited by the judges of Yorkshire in Bloom and this year was no different when the judges, seen above with the Railway's David Petyt (far left) and Rebecca Ashworth (in the yellow dress) at Damems, visited the Railway on Wednesday 17th July, being given a tour of the Railway on board our Class 101 DMU.

And the gardening team are justifiably proud of their efforts, which in past years have been rewarded with awards in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The results of this year's visit will not be known until the Autumn.

Whilst the team are very good at what they do, they are not very good at publicising the results of their labours, so we thought that it was about time that the hard work that goes into keeping the Railway's gardens blooming, reached a wider audience.

Over the next few weeks we'll be publishing an article about each station and what the gardens contain. This week step forward Sue & Kathryn who look after Oxenhope gardens. Click HERE to see the fruits of their labours.