Small Tower, Lake Road
Keswick in Bloom Keswick In Bloom Beds and Planters
Keswick in Bloom volunteers are responsible for the planting and maintenance of various tubs, towers, mangers and beds around the town.  We organise work parties throughout the year as required to ensure there is a good display in Spring and again through the Summer months.  We wonder if any of these could be funded by any residents, businesses or visitors for whom Keswick has a special significance or possibly in memory of someone who has loved the Town. The names of donors would be prominently displayed in our Bank Street window.
Work party in the rain, Market Square Towers
Large Tower and Tubs, Station Street
Towers We have three large towers and two small towers.  Two of the large towers are located at the Bank Street  entrance to the Market Square, and the third is on Station Street near to the entrance to Packhorse Court.
The two small towers are on the corner of Penrith Road and Station Street opposite the War Memorial (County Corner), and on Lake Road near to the Lakeland clothes shop.
Raised Bed and the Town Hall Bed The Raised Bed (above) is at the Derwent Close entrance to the Market Square and is a popular resting place for visitors enjoying a snack.  The Town Hall bed (below), as the name suggests, is tucked alongside the Town Hall on Main Street.
Tithebarn Corner
Tithebarn Corner has been completely refurbished in 2009.  Keswick in Bloom received an award from the Lottery Awards for All programme to assist in funding the changes.  Keswick Rotary, who often help us with the heavy duty work parties, joined forces in the project by supplying a new wishing well. The pictures above show the site before work started, and the partially completed wishing well, and alongside with KIB volunteers.
We look after 31 mangers on the edge of the Bell Close car park, pictured left, and four groups of 2 mangers on the widow ledges of the iconic Moot Hall in the centre of the Market Square, below.
Tubs Tubs can be found outside the Town Hall, outside the the Library, on Heads Road and Station Street and at the junction of High Hills and Crosthwaite Road.
Crosthwaite Road junction in Spring
Keswick Bed The Keswick Bed greets visitors to the town as they enter from the East onto Chestnut Hill.  The letters are formed with Box plants, and we plant annuals between them each summer.
Planting the Keswick Bed
Town Hall Tubs
The Kiosk Bed The Kiosk bed was a new project in 2009 / 2010, and it is situated between the underpass at Lower Lake Road and the entrance to Hope Park, in front of the Ice cream kiosk.  The bed was very overgrown with cotoneaster, which were grubbed out and replaced with species rhododendrons in Spring 2009.  After further fund raising, including grants from the Neighbourhood Forum and fro Allerdale Borough Council, we have  planted daffodils, and are adding azaleas.
First azaleas planted, February 2010
Grubbing out
Rhododendron planting, Spring 2009
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