Triple triumph for family’s blooming lovely Windermere park

Triple triumph for family's blooming lovely Windermere park
Park Cliffe groundsman Roger Holmes, who helped mastermind the floral spectacular, with two of the awards

Helping visitop prizes in the 2018 Cumbria in Bloom awards for Park Cliffe in Windermere.

The family-run business scooped gold accolades in the holiday parks, best in district, and overall tourism categories of the closely-fought annual contest.

Park Cliffe, said the judges, had created a colourful, creative and superbly designed floral setting which is bound to enhance the pleasure of holiday guests.

The awards mark the achievements of business owners Susan and Derek Dickson, and their ground staff at 25-acre Park Cliffe which sits above the eastern shores of Windermere.

Susan and Derek have owned the park for just over a decade, and have made its flower displays a major feature to which many guests regularly return.

Susan Dickson says bees and butterflies also benefit from the blooms
Susan Dickson says bees and butterflies also benefit from the blooms’ nectar

Park Cliffe provides pitches with far-reaching Lakeland views for to rent and buy.

According to Susan, the park’s colourful outlook is the result of a year-round effort by its team:

“Our talented staff show great imagination in their choice of blooms and the way they are displayed, and have even made use of guests’ abandoned barbecues for planters!” she said.

“We try and maintain a kaleidoscope of colours right throughout the four seasons so that the park will be looking its best whenever visitors arrive.

“Many of the flowers are selected because of their high nectar-bearing blooms, and this helps provide foraging for honey bees and butterflies as well as other pollinators,” added Susan.

Earlier this year, Park Cliffe was handed another bouquet when it was shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018.

Two years ago it to the title.

Its many other accolades include the gold David Bellamy Conservation Award, a five-star quality award from VisitEngland, and a five-pennant AA Gold Park Award.

There is more information about the park at

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