A competition is launched today to see which York pub can transform its beer garden into the best blooming oasis in the city.
Bloom! – the brand-new, four-day horticultural festival – has teamed up with YorkMix to launch the hunt for York’s Best Blooming Beer Garden 2018.
The idea couldn’t be simpler.
Any pub or bar in York city centre with an outdoor seating space can take part.
They have until midnight on July 27 to decorate their beer garden in any way they see fit – and the best transformation will win big prizes!
Simple… or outrageous!
The only rule is, to fit in with the Bloom! theme of flowers, veg and all things horticultural, there must be something within the beer garden that is growing.
That could be something as small as a few herbs in a pot – or something far more outrageous.
Bloom! festival curator Lotte Inch said: “We want as many York beer gardens as possible to take part, helping to turn the city centre into a riot of colour this summer.
“It’s all about using a bit of imagination – the quirkier the design, the better!
“We’re hoping that bar and pub staff and their customers will pitch in to turn the beer gardens into something blooming wonderful!”
The competition is being sponsored by York BID – the Business Improvement District for the city.
Bloom! is the brainchild of Make It York and is supported by the York BID.
There will be four categories:
- Best decorated small beer garden
- Best decorated large beer garden
- Quirkiest beer garden
- Most eco-friendly beer garden
And the overall champion will be chosen from these winners, and named York’s Best Blooming Beer Garden 2018!
There are some brilliant prizes, including:
- £1,000 to spend at Jewsons
- A year’s supply of Seabrook Crisps that’s 150 cases!
- A pair of Alton Towers tickets – also courtesy of the wonderful Seabrook Crisps