What is South & South East in Bloom

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
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Welcome to South & South East in Bloom

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
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Gardens & Gardeners

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

How to get involved

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
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Parks & Gardens

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

We have Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Headline Sponsor for 2016.

Gatwick Airport has agreed to sponsor us this year (and hopefully for the next couple) and we will be working together to develop further South & South East.
Gatwick Airport is pleased to be headline sponsor for this year’s RHS South and South East Britain in Bloom.

Gatwick is not just an "Airport" as last year Gatwick achieved the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award for the second year running, recognising their commitment to maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the airport’s 100 acre site and surrounding area. Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager, says

"Much of our community engagement work complements this, and we gain real benefit through partnership work, supporting local groups and volunteers in improving landscape appearance and quality; and building awareness and understanding of habitat value and conservation.

With around two-thirds of our passengers from London and the South East, South & South East in Bloom presents a great opportunity for us to connect with a broad community of gardeners supporting social inclusion, sustainability and conservation; and recognising horticultural achievements, environmental responsibility and community participation in an inclusive way".

Sponsors 2016

In addition to our Headline Sponsors Gatwick Airport, we are pleased to announce further sponsorship and support from Bourne Amenity; Bourne Amenity has been supplying hard and soft landscaping materials to the industry for over 40 years. Working with the country's largest Civil Engineering companies and most prestigious Landscape Designers and Contractors. Amethyst Horticulture is sponsoring the Town Categories; Established in the early 1990s, Amethyst Horticulture, a family business that is passionate about supplying good quality plants and hanging baskets has become one of the leading suppliers to local authorities and businesses throughout the UK. Amberol also continues their support of many years; Amberol has a nationwide reputation for the supply of self-watering planters, many of which are used by Britain in Bloom's Award winners.

Hints & Tips

We are pleased to post the third in our series of hints & tips. Thanks again to Reg Leach, Trustee & Judge, former Parks Manager, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, multi Gold winning Borough for this post. You will find this article in downloads on the main menu Happy Gardening Ed.

Workshop – Tilgate Park

Seventy plus delegates from across the region joined South & South East in Bloom for a workshop at Tilgate Park Crawley on the 17th March.

The day included presentations on Rose Pruning, Herbaceous Borders, Right Plant Right Place, and a session on Floral Schemes. How to get the most from your entry was also covered. The delegates enjoyed a day in the sunshine, and our thanks go to Crawley Borough Council for hosting the event and to our presenters.

More Workshops are planned.

SSEIB Annual Judges Meeting

The South & SoutH East in Bloom Judges Meeting is being held at East Court Hall (East Grinstead Town Council) on Wednesday 13th April. South & South East in Bloom would like to record their thanks for offering the hall as our venue this year and to East Grinstead in Bloom for all of their support in making this happen.

Peter Holman - Chairman SSEIB