Welcome to the South & South East in Bloom Website – The web site for community groups, schools and local authorities wishing to participate in Britain in Bloom in the Southern England and South East region.
Each year we receive 100’s of entries from communities, schools, cities, towns and villages who wish to participate from across Kent, East & West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire in making their place special. Our campaign aims are to get more people involved in Horticulture & …
The efforts of South & South East in Blooms Gardeners can be seen all across the region and each year judges are amazed at the number and quality of the gardens they are shown.
But if you are proud of your front garden or a balcony and your Borough, Town or village does not have an Annual Bloom Competition or does not participate in South & South East in Bloom how can you get involved?
This year for the first time South & South East in Bloom is opening up the competition to all Front Garden owners whether it’s a formal or …
South & South East in Bloom is part of the Britain in Bloom, campaign where Boroughs, communities, residents, businesses can work together to improve their environment.
We have three main objectives:
1. See an increase in the number of people involved in gardening and horticulture and to see the standard maintained or rise wherever possible.
2. To see improvement in how we care for our environment, including how we care for scarce resources such as water.
3. How we come together as communities and make a contribution to the above …
If you want to get involved, go to ........................................and see what difference you can make locally or if you already part of a group committed to improving your area have a look through our site we are sure to have a category you can enter. From our free to enter It's Your Neighbourhood (an RHS Britain in Bloom Campaign) and Blooming Schools Campaigns to our Britain in Bloom Categories such as Villages, Towns, Cities. For the more specific we have Parks & Cemeteries categories. For individuals not associated with …
South & South East England's Country Parks, Gardens and Greenspaces are among the very best in the UK and are the glue that binds our campaigns together, we therefore wish to recognise these special places at our Annual Awards. Infinitely variable, from large open spaces to small, intimate gardens offering peace and quiet just for sitting and enjoying the scenery, or for more energetic pastimes such as sport and children’s play - Parks provide it all.
A RECORD 400 HAVE REGIONAL BLOOM GOAL IN SIGHTS
A record 400 entrants will compete in the 2014 Southern Water South & South East in Bloom competition which will culminate in awards presented at Brighton & Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium. The football club’s head groundsman, Steve Winterburn, welcomed Bloom chairman Peter Holman, celebrity gardener Chris Collins and Southern Water public affairs manager Andy Shaddick to the Amex to mark the official launch of this year’s event.
Steve demonstrated the task he has in keeping his own pride and joy, the Amex pitch, in tip top condition and said: “I’m full of admiration for all those people who volunteer and take such a pride in helping to make their own part of the south and south east somewhere special to live, work and visit.”
Judging across the various Bloom categories takes place in June (for 127 schools) and July and the prizes will be presented at an Oscars-style ceremony at the Amex on 17 September.
Bloom chairman, Peter Holman, said: “We’re excited to have hit the 400 entry mark for the first time ever and it is particularly fitting in the year when the national competition everyone is ultimately striving to reach, Britain in Bloom, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
“The Amex is a superb stadium and we are looking forward to Chris taking to the stage here in September to present our trophies and certificates.”
South & South East in Bloom has been sponsored and supported by Southern Water for 13 years and public affairs manager Andy Shaddick said: “Our backing for South & South East in Bloom enables us to engage with customers across the region as part of our commitment to giving customers better information and advice about ways of using water wisely.”
9th June -20th June -S&SEiB Blooming Schools Judging
30th June-18th July - Parks, Cemeteries & IYN Judging
7th July-18th July S&SEiB Main Judging
26th July - Closing date all discretionary awards
28th July - 8th August - BIB judging fortnight
8th August - Entente Florale Judging in Bournemouth
16th August -Digital images of entries due
17th September - S&SEiB Awards at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton
25th – 29th Entente Florale Awards, Hungary
16th-17th October - Britain in Bloom Awards, Bristol
18th March 2015 - Fareham Entrants Seminar