Kendal Town Council

Kendal in Bloom

Kendal Town Council are proud to co-ordinate Kendal’s planters (using Peat Free compost) and bloom competitions.

Each year the Town Council recognises the efforts of Kendal Communities via the Kendal in Bloom competition.

Kendal enters the ‘Cumbria in Bloom’ competition each year and is proud to have won Gold and Silver Gilt on several occasions.

All bloom achievements are only possible due to partner support and sponsorship of local businesses for the town’s planters and baskets. It is with their help that the Kendal floral displays look wonderful throughout the year and make Kendal an even more attractive place to work, live and visit.

If you or your business would like to make a donation or sponsor one of the floral display, or perhaps sponsor a category in the KiB Competition please contact us.

Funding for Community Initiatives

If your community gardening initiative is meant to improve our town’s green spaces, you may be eligible for a small grant. For more information please contact Janine Holt on or telephone 01539 793495.

Kendal in Bloom 2022

Kendal in Bloom returned to the fray in 2022 after a Covid-related hiatus. We took a slightly different approach from previous years and decided to have two main categories and a special category celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The first category followed the 2022 theme of Kendal Torchlight: ‘Scrap Heap Legends’ and we also had a category for residential front gardens to enter. We saw a great response from community groups, home owners, organisations, allotments, like-minded people and businesses, getting involved to improve our local area.

The links below give further information on each category:

Scrap Heap Legends

Special Platinum Jubilee 

Front Garden

The Results were outstanding!

Kendal took a Gold Award in the large town category, and several individual entries received high praise. You can read more about it here: Cumbria in Bloom Award Ceremony in Kendal 2022 – Cumbria In Bloom (

If you would like to register an interest in 2023’s entry, please email your contact details  to Janine Holt at