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This page is dedicated to all Cumbria Communities who wish to showcase their floral and or environmental achievements throughout the year.
If your 'In Bloom' group, organisation, school or It's your Neighbourhood group have a project that they would like to share, then please send the details, preferably with photographs and details of participants to Adrian Faulkner, Publicity Officer.
Cumbria in Bloom stand at Holker Garden Festival awarded a Gold in the Society Display Award for photos, floral displays, leaflets and information.
Cumbria in Bloom showcased its achievements along with those from Dalston, Kendal and Silloth-on-Solway who are representing Cumbria in this year's Britain in Bloom campaign together with promoting its own aims and objectives.
The stand was very well received by the public, Lord and Lady Cavendish and the RHS judges. Each of the 4 sections of the stand was set up by the group concerned with the planting supplied by Newton Rigg College and Alan Heath, chair of Cumbria in Bloom.
The stand was manned by members of the Cumbria in Bloom Management Committee, members from the 'In Bloom' groups of Dalston and Silloth-on-Solway. In the 2015 Cumbria in Bloom campaign Dalston won the Cumbria County Council Trophy (Carlisle Local Committee) and the Lake District National Park Trophy with a 'Gold.' Silloth-on-Solway achieved 'Silver-Gilt' on the Coastal Town category and Kendal a 'Silver-Gilt' and the Nuclear Management Partners Trophy.
The "Setting Up" team!
Planters provided by Newton Rigg and Alan Heath (Chairman Cumbria in Bloom)
Cumbria in Bloom showcased its achievements along with those from Dalton in Furness and Kirkoswald at the 2015 Holker Garden Festival.
The stand was very well received by the public, Lord and Lady Cavendish and the RHS judges. Each section of the stand was set up by the group concerned with the planting supplied by Newton Rigg College and Alan Heath, acting chair of Cumbria in Bloom.
The stand was manned by members of the Cumbria in Bloom Management Committee, members from the 'In Bloom' groups of Dalton-in-Furness and Kirkoswald, both of whom are this year's representatives in the RHS Britain in Bloom. Both communities are looking to improve on 2014's awards. Dalton-in-Furness achieving a 'Silver' and Kirkoswald a 'Silver Gilt.'
Nestling on the shores of the Solway Firth, facing the hills of Dumfries & Galloway and backed by the Lake District Fells, Silloth, the popular seaside resort in Cumbria's Western Lakes and Coast, is noted for its invigorating but mild climate: its leisurely peaceful atmosphere and perhaps, most of all, its glorious sea views and sunsets fine enough to be recorded for posterity by Turner, the famous landscape artist.
Work has begun on Silloth Green’s Community Garden. The community participated last year in the design of the garden and Moota’s Landscape Garden Designers drew up the plans based on ideas from the community.
Everyone in Silloth, young and old, able-bodied and disabled, is invited to come along and adopt a bed or flower, and plant the garden with help and advice from Moota regarding ongoing care. Solway woodcarvers are in process of carving a green oak story telling chair, and Tim Barker, Silloth’s resident thespian, will sit on it to tell stories to youngsters on the morning of opening day. There will also be a Gruffalo Treasure Hunt in the garden. So, bring the youngsters along to enjoy the garden, dressed in their favourite story book character if possible The garden is due to open officially at 10.00am on the morning of Sunday 25th May, Silloth Green Day, and Friends of the Green are hoping to make it an occasion to remember.
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Alan Heath and Toni Magean were busy setting up the Cumbria In Bloom shop display on Finkle Street in Workington. The location is directly opposite the venue that HRH Prince Charles was visiting. It is hoped that the window display will be seen by HRH and those crowds who will be in attendance.
The display was in the shop until 26th April 2014 when Alan and Toni, with the support of others put on a CIB display and garden workshop under the Hub in Workington’s main shopping centre again promoting CIB (and the great work of Workington in Bloom)
For those who are not aware, Workington is a great place to visit and has a fantastic town centre with all the high street names (a great shopping centre), if you do find time to come over and visit, do take time to look at the CIB shop display.
Chelsea Flower Show Garden
Peter Rabbit takes a piece
of the Lake District to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Report supplied by: Sarah Melhuish.
The Lord Cavendish of Furness DL., Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, JP, DL., Mrs Eileen Kirby, Mr Paul Rose
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