Unity Grove Allotments was delighted to win first prize for their entry in the 2020 Harrogate & District Allotment Federation's 60th Anniversary Competition. Plot holders across the district were invited to 'grow Diamond Jubilee Sweet Peas, Jubilee Boy Dahlias and Jubilee Tomatoes, all from seeds and tubers, and to bring all 3 elements together to make an interesting arrangement'. The sweet peas where grown by John Blackburn, the dahlias by Alan Connell, and the tomatoes by Phil Jarvis. The arrangement was thrown together by Jean Jarvis.
Celebrating our Achievements
Unity Grove Allotment Competitions 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions during 2020, plot holders on Unity Grove Allotments, and nationally, were unable to enter show competitions and were therefore prevented from exhibiting their specimen vegetables, fruit and flowers. However, Unity grove Allotments didn't let Covid-19 deter us from holding our own on-site competitions, or from celebrating our achievements.
Chairman's Cup for Best Plot 2020
Winner plots 6 & 7
As announced by the Chairman in his report for the AGM in November, Scottish Sam on plots 6 & 7, has been awarded the coveted 'Chairman's Cup for Best Plot'. In addition to holding the cup for the next 12 months, the winner's plot rent(s) are paid by the chairman. The Chairman's Cup competition was judged throughout 2020, and was identified as meeting exemplary allotment gardening standards. Sam puts his success down to “doing what the wife tells me to do”.
Best Newcomer Cup 2020
Winner Plot 28b
Adam and Mark acquired plot 28b at the end of April 2020. Prior to their taking on the plot, it had been neglected for 3 years. Within 4 months they had totally transformed plot 28b, bringing it into full cultivation. Adams style, is self proclaimed as being a French cottage style. Although Adam works full time, and works very hard on his own plot, he and his family are very quick to volunteer their own time to help the wider community, including regularly volunteering in working parties and helping fellow plotters.
First & Runner Up Winners 2020
Unity Grove Allotments held a number of competitions during 2020, including Best Scarecrow, tallest sunflower and clearest plot number. The winners are pictured below.