Darley in Bloom

Flowers around Darley sign


This long-standing village group is responsible for looking after flowers in the village. It has achieved considerable success in competitions over the past 20 years, being voted the best Large Village in Yorkshire several times. In 2006 it was again the Best Large Yorkshire Village and then went on to win the accolade of Best Large Village in the UK in 2007. In 2008 it competed in the Champion of Champions competition, against other category winners such as cities and coastal towns. Darley achieved a Gold Award, and was second overall only to Nottingham. It has not competed since then, but continues to look after the boxes and tubs and borders in the village.

The group also organises social events as fund raisers. These have included Gardeners' Question Time events, plays, dances and quizes. The "Open Gardens" events on 17 July 2016 attracted several hundred local enthusiasts (see photos below). In April 2018 the group arranged a Murder Mystery Evening.

The Chairman from April 2016 is Peter Dransfield who can be contacted via 780054.

Darley in Bloom Events

22 July 2018
Darley Open Gardens

A variety of gardens wwere open to view throughout the village and there were Craft Stalls and Refreshments all day in Darley Memorial Hall. 230 visitors enjoyed a sunny day in Darley.

7 April 2018
Murder Mystery Evening

An evening of sleuthing with Kippax Dramatic Society.  100 visitors enjoyed deciding 'whodunnit' while partaking of a meal.

Darley in Bloom Gallery