Penrith Community Gardeners win awards in 2021

Penrith Community Gardeners win at Cumbria in Bloom 2021

Community Gardeners in Penrith have won in two awards recently - well done!

Cumbria in Bloom 2021

Didn’t we do well!!· Certificates were presented by David Beeby, High Sheriff. Cumbria in Bloom Awards for Penrith are:

  • Friends of Penrith Railway Station - Outstanding
  • Community Gardeners Stricklandgate Fruit Garden - Outstanding
  • Friends of Salvation Army Gardening Group - Outstanding
  • Penrith Allotment Association James Street - Outstanding
  • Friends of Coronation Gardens - Outstanding
  • Penrith Community Poly Tunnel - Thriving
  • Blue Jam Arts Space - Advancing

A special award was also made to Woodstones for the area at Angel Square with a special category award to the Railway Station.

de la Mare Creative produced three brilliant films - below - for Britain in Bloom which was all virtual. RHS Outstanding Community Awards were awarded to Penrith Town and Community for ‘Cultivating Your Community’ and ‘Nourishing Your Community’ with an Achievement Award for ‘Nature Friendly Gardening’ ?? ?? ??

RHS Community Awards 2021

The incredible work of everyone involved has been recognised in this years RHS Britain in Bloom. This year the awards changed to Community Awards and we won 2 of the 3 sections we entered as 'Penrith Town and Community'. Thank you everyone for all your incredible and much appreciated work in the town.

The two categories awarded were:

  • Cultivating Your Community - strengthening links between diverse groups and enabling more people to enjoy the benefits of growing
  • Nourishing Your Community - using food growing as a tool to support communities and bring people together

The panel considered 118 entries that demonstrated a dedication to transform, connect and support communities through the power of horticulture.


Penrith in Bloom 2021 - Cultivating Your Community from de la Mare Creative on Vimeo.

Penrith in Bloom 2021 - Nourishing Your Community from de la Mare Creative on Vimeo.

Penrith in Bloom 2021 - Nature Friendly Gardening from de la Mare Creative on Vimeo.

Penrith in Bloom 2021 from de la Mare Creative on Vimeo.