NEW - RHS Britain in Bloom Competition postponed until 2022. We are still finalists.
We have an extra year to prepare.
NEW - We are linking up with Fellfoot Forward to share ideas, expertise and resources
Led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme is a major project to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. Developed with local communities and organisations, the scheme was awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2020 and will run until 2024.
The Fellfoot landscape stretches from the Cumbrian fellside of the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark to the River Eden, and runs north from Melmerby to Hallbankgate. A landscape with 8000 years of human stories and home to wildlife scarce throughout the rest of the UK. Farming practices, many generations old, are responsible for protecting our soils, mitigating flood risks, and protecting heritage features.
We hope the scheme will provide a huge boost for the area. Our work will allow greater access to restored heritage sites and promote a deep understanding of the Fellfoot landscape’s special cultural history. Working with partners and local communities, we aim to strengthen the visitor economy, providing a better future for residents and businesses. Our projects are exciting and varied, and we hope there is something for everyone to get involved in.
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CUMBRIA IN BLOOM EXCEPTIONAL EFFORT AWARDS 2020
VILLAGE GARDENS Kirkoswald
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Kirkoswald garden competition as follows:
Ruth Griffiths is also awarded the overall prize.
The judges, Shelagh Todd, President of Lakeland Horticultural Society and Head of Horticulture at Newton Ring College and Mary Macgregor, Vice President of Tobermory Horticultural Society were bowled over by the photographs they viewed, describing them as a ‘visual feast for our eyes’.
Thanks to all the entrants and to the judges for their hard work.
In addition the judges highly commended the gardens of:
Pamela Bonnick, of Scalehouses (Large and Lovely)
Margaret Harper - allotment plot, Kirkoswald (Abundant and Productive)
Sheila Small, of Renwick (Petite and Pretty)
Nicola Kirby, of Scalerigg (Wonderful for Wildlife)
Newest presentations at the top
Try clicking the link and watch on your device
The Last Flower is a short video about 4 minutes in length, which draws attention to the threats faced by wild flowers in the UK, and has been put together by Nigel and Lois Harbron, from Kirkoswald, with the help of their offspring Rob and Jo.
In 2019, Nigel Harbron composed a tune he called The Last Flower after seeing yet another species-rich verge being turned into a lawn. In 2020, Rob (a professional musician) arranged and recorded the tune, and Lois, Jo and her husband Seb, started gathering photographs and short video clips to be shown as the tune played.
For a full,explanation click here to see their Press Release
It will download, on a Windows PC to your Downloads folder. If it appears in the bottom left corner of your screen click to read it.
"A new report has found that the UK's wildlife is continuing to crash, with hundreds of species now at risk of disappearing from our shores altogether.
Over the past 50 years, urbanisation, agriculture, pollution and climate change have all caused the nation's plants and animals to dwindle - a trend that has continued unabated within the last decade despite efforts to reverse these losses."
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