Help your community flourish with an entry into the 2017 Cumbria in Bloom Awards
Entries are now open for this year’s ‘Cumbria in Bloom, Pride in Your Community’ Awards and tourism businesses are being urged to make their mark on the competition by 30th April 2017.
For over 30 years, Cumbria in Bloom has been encouraging people to make visual improvements to their surroundings for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. With the outcome of the Lake District’s bid for UNESCO World Heritage status expected this summer, there’s never been a better time to spruce up Cumbria’s horticultural delights and showcase this inspirational ‘cultural landscape’.
Cumbria Tourism is backing the awards, with three special categories for the county’s tourism businesses to take part in:
• Visitor attractions, tourist information centres, caravan parks, and self-catering providers can compete for the Rose Bowl.
• Hotels can showcase their floral delights in a bid for the Jackie Sanderson Trophy.
• B&Bs and guesthouses face a botanic battle for the Cumbria Tourism Chairman’s Trophy.
Also, new to this year is the Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife award, which is open to entries from tourism businesses, schools and neighbourhood groups.
Some of the 2016 winners include: The World of Beatrix Potter (Rose Bowl), The Willowsmere Bed & Breakfast (Cumbria Tourism Chairman’s Trophy), Lakeside Hotel & Spa and Cedar Manor Hotel (Joint winners of Jackie Sanderson Trophy).