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

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

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

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

The People’s Choice

Hi All,

This year we have widened access to South & South East in Bloom by asking residents throughout our regions to nominate their favourite/best Public Park or Garden, the favourite floral Pub and the best front garden or balcony as seen from the road or public highway.
The top most-nominated entries will receive a South & South East in Bloom certificate, and the most-nominated entries will be invited to our awards ceremony to receive a trophy and perhaps even a prize. We will also randomly select a person from each set of nominations to attend our awards in September.

So get nominating; go to www.inbloom.org.uk and click on the yellow tab, select which region you wish to nominate and then fill in the details and why you have chosen your favourite Park, Pub or Front Garden

Kindest regards


New Award Categories

With thanks to our sponsor Your London Airport Gatwick, we have been able to fund additional categories this year. We are pleased to announce two new floral categories for those entries or possible new entries which still maintain traditional Victorian decorative schemes. The first is for a single site, maybe a roundabout, the entrance to a park or other high profile area and our second is to recognise a whole entry which for reasons such as tourism maintain the entire town for floral attractiveness. To enter the above go to www.inbloom.co.uk and the entry form tab. We are also looking for a Young Gardener of the Year and a Gardener of the Year, So if you have an excellent young gardener (under 25) or a more mature amateur or professional who needs recognition just nominate either, by emailing our campaign manager anne@sseib.com or me peter@sseib.com with the details. Name, contact information, and the reason for the nomination.

Spring Seminar & Workshops

Our spring seminar in Tilgate Park, Crawley was well attended and the sun shone to make it a great day. Thanks to Jean Griffin, Ruth Growney, and Nick Hagon, Parks Manager of Tilgate for their support on the day. We are also grateful to Chris Boden of Amberol for the sponsorship of the event and for their generous raffle prize.

Update – Getting the most from your entry

Go to the downloads page to see a new series of checklists, hints & tips.
From getting started and getting your entry ready for the judge's visits to some advice on plants and planting.

Thanks to our Trustees Reg & Ruth