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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 around 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.    We organise a local competition for residents, (click on the KIB Competition button), a children’s painting competition, (click on  the KIB Window and Events button), and support the Keswick Tourism Association “in bloom” competition, click here for  more information and links to KTA members websites.
NEWS Keswick in Bloom 2014 The judging for our entry in the  Cumbria in Bloom competition 2014  took place on Tuesday 8th July, with  the results expected early in  September. A pdf copy of our  portfolio prepared for the judges can  be viewed by clicking on the link  below.  You will need a copy of  Adobe reader which is available  free from if you do  not already have it on your  computer.
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 and Allerdale Borough 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.  Our two main fund raising events are  our Plant Stall in June, and our Coffee Morning in November.   More details will be given as the events draw near.  Again, thank  you to everyone who supports us. 
Tithebarn Corner
Keswick-upon-Derwentwater Links
The Underpass bed before we started
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.
 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 K in B 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.  .                               
Keswick in Bloom Portfolio 2014