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

Exciting new additions for 2015

At SSEIB we are always keen to encourage new and returning entries. We recognise that our current categories do not suit every entry so this year we have decided to add some new categories.

The Seafront Award
This category is open to entries that have high level of horticultural displays along their sea front promenade area. These displays can be floral, sustainable or mixed displays.

Country Towns
South & South East in Bloom is pleased to announce the re-introduction of the Country Town category but with added Tourism/Visitor elements.

Green Streets; Better Lives;
We are also supporting the RHS national theme to recognise the efforts being made to “Green” up our grey spaces, streets and high streets through the addition of plants.

Please email anne@sseib.com or kate@sseib.com for more information.


For the first time S&SEIB are now able to offer flags for you to fly, to celebrate your success, in your town centre, park, town hall, or anywhere you have a flag pole. Flags are £45 + p&p Please emails anne@sseib.com to order your flag.


Well done to all our entrants that participated in the 2014 BiB Awards on Thursday 16th October at Bristol's Marriott Hotel. All of our four entrants received Silver Gilt Awards. Cranbrook - Small Town Category Crawley - Small City Category Farnham- Large Town Category Limpsfield - Large Village Category A fantastic achievement by all and well done to all of the other BiB entrants.


Another fantastic Blooming Schools year is over. Well done to all our schools, new or existing, more gold's were awarded than ever proving how much you take from your reports to improve for the next year. The 2014 Blooming Schools Results are available on our download page. Blooming Schools is a free to enter competition that encourages schools, teachers and young people to get involved in gardening, growing fruit & vegetables, growing flowers and the creation and management of wildlife areas in school grounds. For more information give us a call on 020 8662 1021 or email us at kate@sseib.com

2015 Diary Dates

21st February Closing Date for ALL entry forms

18th March Seminar - Ferneham Hall. Fareham

26th March Seminar - The Barn, Tilgate Park, Crawley

8th - 19th June Blooming Schools Judging

29th - 17th July IYN & Parks Judging

6th - 17th July Main entry Judging

11th September Awards - Provisional booking