Due to the hard work and the thousands of hours of personal time of the Cartmel In Bloom Group and the many volunteers, numerous awards and trophies have been brought home both from the Cumbria In Bloom and the Britain In Bloom competitions. Some of these are mentioned below:
The South Lakeland Trophy Best in Borough
The Strikes Houghton Hall Trophy Best Village (Gold)
The SLC Trophy for Tidy Village
The Community Champion Award
The Village Best Sustainable Development
Awards have also been given for specific schemes such as the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Projects’ of the Village Hall Border and Townend Meadow.
Cartmel also won ‘The Growing For Gold’ award (marking 50 years of the RHS Britain In Bloom) for the special scheme adorning the Village Institute and other buildings In Devonshire Square.
Cartmel’s Primary and Secondary schools often also enter the competition and bring home awards in the ‘School Gardening Certificates’ category.
One of the RHS judges visiting Cartmel when the Village entered the Britain In Bloom competition, commented:
‘Cartmel is a beautiful village in which to live and visit. The Bloom Group here are engaging in environmental and floral projects that make a real difference, brightening up and improving the place for all. They have started on the second phase of their journey in their Bloom campaign with strategic plans that they are beginning to realise by engaging their partners. Participation in the campaign is very strong and obvious demonstrating the commitment of those involved all the year through’.