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Ulverston in Bloom


Ulverston in Bloom is a voluntary group which looks after all of the planting in Ulverston. This includes all of the tubs and planters, Jubilee gardens and planted beds around the town. The group have an allotment at Dragley Beck and grow and recyle some of their own plants. An orchard has been planted at Dragley Beck and bee hives are to be installed enabling the group to harvest and sell its own honey. The planting is as wildlife friendly as possible. Volunteers are always urgently needed to help out, either by planting, weeding, cultivating or general tidying. If you are interested contact the town council in the first instance and we will pass your details.
01229 585778

Cumbria in Bloom 2017 and Britain in Bloom 2018

Ulverston won the Gold award at Cumbria in Bloom award ceremony yesterday. Ulverston in Bloom volunteers were showered with awards and praise at the Cumbria in Bloom awards event yesterday winning the prestigous overall Best Town in Cumbria.

The full list of awards are:

• Best Overall Town and Urban Community in Cumbria

• Best Town in Cumbria...

• Best Town in South Lakeland

• Best Sustainable Development Town

• GSK won the best commercial and industrial premises for their wildflower planting

• St Marys Parish Church – Best churchyard

Plus special Individual RHS awards to: Ford Park, Hammerside Hill Nature Reserve ( Colin Smith) Friends of Lightburn Park.

Ulverston will now go forward to the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition, which will be judged in the summer.

Ulverston Open Gardens

Ulverston in Bloom runs the annual Ulverston Open Gardens event which takes place in June every year.
If you would like to open your garden to the public please call Kim Farr on 01229 480156 . In 2018 the event takes place on 23 and 24 June 2018. Entry is £3.50 and programmes are vailable at Gillams Tea shop, Inspirations and the Coronation Hall Box Office.

Six Ulverston gardens are also opening for the prestigious
National Garden Scheme (NGS) on Sunday 1 July 2018


Ulverston in Bloom receives some income from sponsorship opportunities which provides funds for planting and maintenance. If you would like to sponsor any of these spaces please contact the town council:

Tank Square Roundabout £1000.00
Booths Roundabout £1000.00
Coro Adjacent to A590 £500.00
County Sq. Roundabout £500.00
A590 Welcome to Ulv E £250.00
A590 Entrance W £250.00
Bottom of Market St £150.00
Boat £150.00
Sun corner NMS £150.00

Incredible Edible Ulverston

Ulverston in Bloom is supporting and working with the Incredible Edible project, which started at Ford Park in Ulverston. Many of the planted areas include fruit and vegetables which are available for everybody to share as part of the project. In 2017 the scouts, guides and brownies helped with Incredible Edilble.

For information about Ulverston in Bloom and Incredible edible please check out our Facebook page: Edible Ulverston in Bloom