A change over in Harrogate BID’s floral barrier baskets has added a summer feel to the town centre as we move further into the warmer months of the year.

With more than 200 on show around the BID area, the baskets are just one part of the Business Improvement District’s floral offering in the town, adding bright colours and decorative features to the barriers on the walkways around the town centre.

The flowers are changed twice a year to match the seasons and the move from winter to summer flowers has now taken place.

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID Manager, said: “The barrier baskets are an important part of our floral offering in Harrogate as they help to create a lovely first impression for our visitors.

“They could be some of the first things they see as they travel from the public transport hub or car park, so it’s important they are maintained and updated accordingly across the year.

“Harrogate’s floral heritage is an important part of the passionate work we do as the BID and we continue to celebrate this through a variety of campaigns, services and events.”

The BID team re-launched the Floral Shop Window Competition earlier this week, giving businesses the chance to celebrate the town’s renowned floral heritage and create a blaze of colour with a range of different creations.

The Floral Summer of Celebration is also set to return next month, with a series of displays based on a ‘Friendship’ theme set to take over the town centre. The event won Gold at last year’s Britain in Bloom awards in the BID, Town Centres and City Centres category.