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Keswick upon Derwentwater is situated in a beautiful mountainous location in the north of the Lake District National Park, and consequently receives over 2 million visitors each year from all over the world.  The Keswick in Bloom organisation has been established for many years with the prime objective of enhancing the natural and planted environment of Keswick in co-operation with local organisations, and particularly the staff at the two main parks. Keswick in Bloom volunteers work hard to ensure the town always looks its best for the residents and visitors with respect to floral and permanent planting displays, and also engage in projects to maintain and enhance our heritage whilst respecting the environment. 
NEWS  Underpass Project The main route to the Lake runs down Lake Road, through an underpass and then through or beside Hope Park. For many years Keswick in Bloom has maintained beds at the bottom of lake road to the Northwest of the path but the Southeast side was overgrown with out of control cotoneaster liberally seeded with Sycamore and Ash trees. Some of these trees were huge and made the route dark and damp. We knew it needed a complete facelift. The land belonged to the County Council and was in the Town Conservation area. We negotiated through the Town Council with the CC to be allowed to do work on the land and finally they granted rights to the Town Council to replant. We were then able to apply for grant funding from Awards for All – the Big Lottery fund. The grant finally arrived in October 2013. November saw the tree fellers do their work leaving a pile of chippings to be used to mulch the final planting.  A very wet winter delayed planting until the Spring but did mean there was a lot of moisture in the ground when we planted trees and shrubs. .                               
Fund Raising, Sponsors and Donations We are a voluntary body and rely on grants and donations to fund our activities.  We are grateful for the ongoing financial support from Keswick Town Council that provides the bedrock for the plants, compost and other regular consumables.  We have also received support from the Lottery Awards for All for our Tithebarn Corner project, and from Cumbria County Council Neighbourhood Awards scheme for the Kiosk Bed project.  More details of these and other projects are on the Beds and Planters page. We also receive money from sponsors - individuals and organisations such as Keswick Rotary and Keswick Lions - for which we are very grateful.  Again, thank you to everyone who supports us.
Tithebarn Corner
The Chipper at Work
Early spring with some of the planting in place
  A plan of the planting showing the grouping of trees and shrubs
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