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From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

As is true of most web sites, we also gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information like IP addresses and email addresses. However, this is solely for internal uses and used to verify appropriate registration methods.

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Dalston in Bloom 2017



Dalston in Bloom 2017 - Going for Gold in Britain in Bloom


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Dalston Festival 2017
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RHS Garden Bridgewater
One of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time, RHS Garden Bridgewater's master plan is crucial to its success as the fifth garden in the RHS portfolio. Read more about it here.




Dalston in Bloom

Dalston wins 7 trophies at the Cumbria in Bloom Award Ceremony in Silloth on 21st September 2017. A full list of all the awards is available here.

National Park Trophy Best Large Village (Gold) - Kimberly Clark Trophy Best Village Overall (Gold) - Cumbria County Council Carlisle Local Committee Trophy for Achievement in the District - Cavendish Trophy for Greening Grey Britain Grange Garden Group - Dalston Medical Centre - Lakeland Limited Trophy for Best Retail/Hospitality Bowling Club - Continental Landscapes Trophy Special Category The Forge, High Forge and Bishop's Mill - St Michael's School Schools Category Shield for Container Gardening (Outstanding) - Tidy Village (Large) Runner-Up

It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

Grange Garden Group - Dalston Medical Centre (Outstanding)
Dalston Jubilee Garden Group (Thriving)
Dalston Station Gardeners (Thriving)

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Britain in Bloom Judge's Tour Pictures

This year we were fortunate to have Paul Mitchell following the Britain in Bloom judges as they toured Dalston. We have a wonderful set of pictures as a record of the day when, for once, the sun shone.

To view the report from the day - click here

To view the full album of pictures from the day - click here

To view a Channel 8 TV broadcast - click here

To view the Dalston in Bloom 2017 Portfolio - click here

Dalston Flower Festival

A fitting end to the Britain in Bloom Judge's Tour.

Click here to see the Flower Festival pictures

Dalston Wildflower Extravaganza
Click here for pictures of the naming of Kelsey's Meadow in Memory of the late Councillor John Kelsey by Donna Kelsey - 29th July 2017

St Michael's School visit Blackdish Wildflower Meadow

All pictures in this section are either by Alan Oakley or Ann Byers

Grange Open Gardens - Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June 2017

Click here to view a rolling display of pictures from this most successful event which was organised by Grange garden owners. The weather was perfect and Dalstonina turned out in force to see these small estate gardens.

Dalston Gardening Club Plant Sale Saturday 20th May 2017

This event was a great success with nearly all the plants sold. Refreshments were first class. £1100 was raised enabling a substantial donation to be made to Carlisle and Eden Age UK. Thanks to all who attended.

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Kingsway Sheep Fold seat now installed. Looking good.

With thanks to Dalston Aggregates for organising

Members of the Dalston Gardening Club planting meadow seeds in the semi-circular bed in the Jubilee Garden. these ought to be in flower from July onwards.

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Planning is everything
The Dalston Shuffle

March Campaign Launch Coffee Morning A very successful Coffee Morning was held in St Michael's Church on Saturday 18th March 2017. Despite there being two other events in Dalston that morning, around 70 residents attended and enjoyed free scones and refreshments. Short talks were given by Ronnie Auld, Liz Auld (Cumbria in Bloom Administrator) and Pat Geddes. Read or download a full report here.

Britain in Bloom is the nation’s biggest environmental campaign involving up to 300,000 volunteers (the London Olympics had 70,000 for comparison), but touching the lives of us all.

Started in 1964 by the then British Tourist Authority as a way of marketing the country through floral displays, today RHS Britain in Bloom is a campaign that brings communities together to keep our neighbourhoods and streets green, clean and thriving. RHS Britain in Bloom volunteers invest around 10 million hours a year greening up and cleaning up the UK’s villages, towns and cities – this time would cost more than £70 million if volunteers were paid for it.

Read more about it here .....

Christmas Trees in St Michael's

18 sponsored and decorated Christmas Trees in St Michael's Church. Lots of Dalstonians and visitors came into the Church to see the trees and listen to the Border Concert Band.

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Dalston Christmas Market 2016

The 2016 Christmas Market was bigger than ever before with huge crowds coming out to see and buy from the many stalls.

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Date Event
Dalston in Bloom
08/08/18 Britain in Bloom Judging

Dalston in Bloom Sponsors
Carlisle City Council
Dalston Medical Group
Dalston Agricultural Society
David Allen Accountants
First Engineering Services
Dalston Aggregates
Plus 15 Friends of Dalston in Bloom and Other Anonomous Donors

Dalston in Bloom 2016

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