Kendal in Bloom

Each year the Kendal in Bloom Committee encourages communities, businesses and groups to take part in making Kendal a nicer place to live and work.  This year it has been decided to follow the RHS call for the national transformation of grey areas into beautiful ‘green’ ones.

Greening up the Auld Grey Town

We are looking for community groups, home owners, organisation, like-minded people and businesses to get involved and make a difference to the local area.  It doesn’t matter if your idea is big or small.  You may want to create a community garden; turn a boring grey space into an attractive haven with pots and planters; arrange a local litter pick; grow food in a small space and in innovative ways; work together to make your street an attractive place to live; recycling initiatives; encouraging wildlife, the list is endless! Categories include


  • Communities (community groups, residential areas etc)
  • Health & Social Care (residential and nursing homes)
  • Commercial (shops, pubs and businesses)
  • Hospitality (hotels, self catering establishments etc)

For more information please view the KIB Flyer 2017 and the Judging Criteria KIB Projects 2017.

If you are interested in entering or would like to discuss your application please phone Janine via 01539 793495.

Schools Challenge

In addition to the community initiative we also run a competition for School’s and Young People. For further information please follow the links below:

Schools challenge 2017 Information Sheet and Judging Criteria School’s and Young People’s Projects 2017.



Allotment Competition

We also co-ordinate an Allotment competition for the ‘Best Plot in Kendal’. Please find the judging criteria Allotment criteria 2017.  The first round of judging usually takes place between end of June and middle of July, finalist are then entered into a second round of judging. The plot with the highest final score becomes the overall winner.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the above initiatives or would like any further information contact Janine Holt at  or 01539 793495.