Kendal in Bloom 2016


Awards Ceremony 7.30pm on 15th September 2016

Schools Challenge – ‘Space Challenge’

The schools challenge is always a category that the Mayor of Kendal looks forward to judging. The challenge this year really seemed to be of interest to the pupils and you could tell this by the fantastic projects undertaken. Well done to everyone involved.

Gold Award  and Overall WinnerCastle Park School

Silver Award – Stramongate School

Bronze Award – Sandgate School

Special Awards – Heron Hill

Community Initiative – ‘Love Where You Live’

This was the second year for this category.   The range of applicants was very diverse and the submission standard was very high. The work that is currently being undertaken in the community is inspiring which made the task of judging the projectsa very difficult.  Kendal Town Council would like to thank everyone who took part and look forward to next year.

Gold Award and Joint Overall Winners – Pembroke Court and Underley Community Project

Pembroke Court is a fantastic example of the residents working together to create a magical residential space.

Underley Community Project is a small group of individual working together to improve the local area, encourage wildlife and provide free herbs and produce to the local community.

Gold Award – Appleby Road Community Garden

Appleby Road Community Garden provides and educational resource, volunteer opportunities and space to grow fruit and veg for community members in Kendal.

Silver AwardFairoak Housing

The  development  of a community garden.  The residents transformed a rather grey car park into a flourishing garden which can be enjoyed by everyone in the supported housing complex.

Silver Award – Kendal Conservation Volunteers

A small group of volunteers who go out and work on a range of conservation projects around Kendal. One of the projects is the transformation of Rosemary Lane area.

Silver Award – Joshua Tree

A stunning yard in Kendal which has been transformed by colourful displays.  A fine example of the local community and businesses working together to improve their local environment.

Silver Award – Sandes Hospital Yard

A resident working to improve and enhance the area for the benefit of residents and visitors to the historic yard.

Bronze Award – Globe Inn

Fantastic floral displays greatly improving the frontage of a local business and uplifting the whole Market Place area.  The displays have been well thought out and mostly grown for seed.

Bronze Award – Highfield House

A very neglected allotment has been transformed by a motivated small group of children with behavourial difficulties and their key workers.  It has allowed the children to develop their knowledge and practical skills along with improving the local area.

Bronze Award – Kendal Fell Triangle

Creating an attractive and inviting community garden on a disused and neglected site.

Best Allotment Plot

Allotment holders were invited to participate in the competition in their annual newsletter received by them in the Winter season.  60 entries were received and judged.

Runners Up

27 Wattsfield – Mr Houlsworth

37 Wattsfield – Mrs Bell

8 Crow Tree – Mr Robinson

12 Crow Tree – Mr Silk

39 Coley Barn – Mr Watson

27 Underley Road – Mrs Cassel

11 Greenside – Mr Johnson

29 Greenside – Ms Crossley

4 Castle Haggs – Mr Rigg

Bronze Award

5 Coley Barn – Mr Dent

Silver Award

33 Wattsfield – Mrs Howarth

Gold Award

8 Wattsfield – Mr & Mrs Batchelor

 Best Overall Allotment Site

Gold Award – Greenside

Silver Award – Wattsfield

Bronze Award – Sedbergh Road