Lake District Holiday Park wins five Cumbria in Bloom awards

Flower power has helped a Lake District holiday park group to scoop five floral accolades in the 2023 Cumbria in Bloom awards. Lake District Estates, said competition judges, had fully earned their prize certificates thanks to the stunning displays created in their grounds for visitors.

The family-run holiday parks group was among the hundreds of businesses and communities from across the region which took part in this year’s competition.

The awards were made after Cumbria in Bloom judges made inspections at each of the parks, assessing the plantings across a range of criteria including their environmental value.

Blooming lovely!

Announced as winners were Hill of Oaks Park and Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park, both holiday parks near the shores on Windermere in South Cumbria.

Honours also went to Waterfoot Park near Pooley Bridge, Woodclose Park near Kirkby Lonsdale, and to Clea Hall Holiday Park near Wigton.

Five bouquets in Cumbria in Bloom awards final

There was a Cumbria in Bloom award too for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, owned by Lake District Estates and one of Cumbria’s top visitor attractions.

The group said that it has long been keen supporters of Cumbria in Bloom, and the way in which the competition inspires communities to come together.

Cumbria In Bloom

The Cumbria in Bloom awards are designed to engage with groups in Cumbria, encouraging participation in a range of competitions that promote improvement of horticulture, floriculture and environmental issues in the region. In September each year, an awards ceremony is held to recognise and publicise the efforts of those who have taken part. They also nominate finalists for national recognition in the Britain in Bloom Competition.

To help operators of tourism related businesses make an attractive impact Cumbria in Bloom’s Toursim Assessment is open to all relevant businesses with support from Cumbria Tourism (formerly Cumbria Tourist Board).

The aim is for businesses to firstly produce a welcoming appearance while following the three guiding principles of good horticultural practice, environmental responsibility and recognition of and involvement in the local community.

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