floral displays at Park Cliffe

Park Cliffe Wins at the Cumbria in Bloom Awards

18 November 2021 Local area

Celebrating our environmental success

floral displays at Park Cliffe in Lake District

The Park Cliffe Team are proud to announce that we won four prizes at the 2021 Cumbria in Bloom awards. It was an honour to be recognised for our floral and environmental efforts, especially given the calibre of entries from hundreds of businesses this year.

Award-winning Lake District holiday park

The four awards celebrated different aspects of the park, including our stunning floral displays, care of our woodlands and the wide variety of biodiversity in our grounds. Judges described our Lake District holiday park as ‘outstanding’ and a ‘perfect fit to the world-famous landscape, where wildlife and nature were given the same VIP treatment as guests’.

Cumbria in bloom awards Lake District

Top groundskeeping team

As many of you will know, Park Cliffe is a family owned park, with husband and wife team Susan and Derek Dickson working hard behind the scenes to create the special place you have all come to know and love. Over the years the Park has won a host of awards, with many celebrating the care of the natural world and conservation work.

Our award success is testament to our green-fingered staff team, which is lead by head groundsman Roger Holmes. Roger goes above and beyond to create a special environment, where people, nature and wildlife can co-exist.

Guests often comment on how visually stunning the park looks, not just in spring but also right throughout the year, thanks to Roger’s imagination and careful planning. Roger gives priority to high nectar-bearing blooms, including wild flowers, which provide valuable foraging for butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators.

We also try and ensure that there are plenty of late-flowering plants at this time of year so that these insects can top-up their energy levels before winter sets in.

Hanging baskets at Park Cliffe caravan park

Green credentials

We’re delighted to add the Cumbria in Bloom awards to our list of environmental achievements. In recent years the park has been praised for creating habitats, championing local foods in the shop and restaurant, and the use of low-level lighting so guests can enjoy the night sky. Other initiatives include the banning of single-use plastics throughout the business, and the switch to non-polluting all-electric vehicles around the grounds.

In the coming months and years we hope to take part in even more sustainability initiatives to improve our green credentials. It’s really important to keep adapting and looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact.

Despite, the recent award win we will not be resting on our laurels. Nothing stands still in the gardening world and we already planning and planting for 2022, starting with a spring spectacular!

Park Cliffe is a family friendly holiday park in the Lake District. It is nestled in 25 acres of picture-perfect countryside, and provides holiday homes to rent and buy, glamping pods, and pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. We look forward to welcoming you for staycation breaks in 2022