Keswick in Bloom have been in existence for 22 years as a voluntary organisation.
The group came together originally to enter into the “Tidy Britain” competition. The
competition is now part of “Britain in Bloom” and is run by the Royal Horticultural
Society. Keswick enters the Small Town category in the Cumbria in Bloom regional
competition, and has had great success over the years. Each year Cumbria puts
forward at least two communities into the national Britain in Bloom competition;
Keswick has participated successfully in Britain in Bloom in the past, and has been
selected again for 2010.
Over the years Keswick in Bloom has taken
responsibility for the planting and maintenance of various tubs, towers, mangers and
beds around the town. Planting takes place twice a year to provide displays for Spring
and Summer. Full details can be found on the Beds and Planters page by clicking here
or on the button above.
There are over 20 regular volunteers in Keswick in Bloom, many of whom are also
Committee members. Most are residents of Keswick, but we also have volunteers who
are regular visitors to the town and are happy to help us. We also receive help from
organisations such as Keswick Rotary and Keswick Lions, particularly when heavy work
St. Herbert’s School has a gardening club, and we are always pleased to see them
helping with planting under the name Young
Keswick in Bloom.
Keswick has two main parks, Fitz Park and
Hope Park. We work closely with the Parks
staff, helping with maintenance if required,
utilising the compost facilities, and benefiting
from advice from James and his staff.
If you would like to help us in any way please
do get in touch. Full details are on the Contact
Cricket Pavilion,Fitz Park
Crazy Golf, Hope Park
Market Square Towers