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

Open for entries 2017

Hi All,

I hope you are all having a well-earned break from the "Bloom", but, if the adage "time spent now, is time saved later" was ever true, some of our entries have already entered as the on-line system is now open.

So thanks to those who have got us off to a good start and to those making inquiries about participating next year. So, if you want to register an entry for the 2017 competitions, or make an inquiry, please go to www.inbloom.org.uk
For potential new entries who want to know more about how to get involved or want to know what categories can be entered, either go onto our site as above and register an interest or email anne@sseib.com or give us a call or phone 020 8662 1021 and we will do our best to help.

Kindest regards

Peter Holman - Chairman

Headline Sponsor 2017

I am pleased to announce that our Headline Sponsor for 2017 is once again Your London Airport Gatwick. Thank you, Gatwick This will enable us to reach even more communities, groups, Villages & Towns. So much so we will be shortly launching a program to increase the number of Villages across the region entering SSEIB. We are also planning a category for those entries which are entirely led by Voluntary Groups and where there is little or no support from the local authority. And there is more........................ Over the year we have seen many potential or former entries which just want to make their Village, Town or City a bright, attractive place for local people and visitors through the provision of Floral Displays, so perhaps if there is enough interest, we will create a category to suit. Let us know what you think, email peter@sseib.com

Spring Seminar & Workshops

The Spring Workshop will be at Tilgate Park, Crawley again this year and be on March 15th details of topics and timings to follow shortly.

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