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

Sponsors 2016

Sadly after 15 years of support from Southern Water they have decided that 2015 was the last year of their support.

Therefore South & South East in Bloom is looking for a new Headline Sponsor or a number of smaller sponsors so that we may continue as one of the more successful regions of Britain in Bloom.

If you have any thoughts or ideas about sponsorship or fundraising please contact our campaign managers Anne or Kate by emailing anne@sseib.com or kate@sseib.com or phone us on 020 8662 1021.


This year SSEIB will be continuing to offer flags for you to fly and banners for you to celebrate your success, in your town centre, park or town hall. WE ARE CURRENTLY REDESIGNING OUR BANNERS AND FLAG. DETAILS OF THE NEW DESIGN WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. Please emails anne@sseib.com to order your flag.

Hints & Tips

We are pleased to post the second of our winter hints & tips. This post covers the period January-March. Thanks 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.


As it is the norm at this time of year we are now all thinking about the new bloom year. However, things are a little different this year.

After 15 years sadly our sponsorship from Southern Water has come to an end. It has been fantastic fun and has enabled us to work with you all. As they say, all good things must come to an end and we are now actively involved in conversations with new potential sponsors.

After much thought and consideration we have decided this year that we are unable to run the school competition as we know it. To be able to run a competition without a major sponsor would have involved charging you all to enter which is something we were keen to avoid.

We are sad that we are unable to run our competition as we normally do but please use this time to carry out any work or ideas that the judges have given you. It’s a bit like a free pass for the year and we hope that this will enable you to come back bigger and better in 2017 when we should be back on track.

Thank you all for your hard work and please do let me know how you are getting on throughout the year, it is always good to hear good new stories.

For more information give us a call on 020 8662 1021 or email us at kate@sseib.com

Diary Dates

20th February - Closing dates for entries

17th March - Entrants Seminar, Tilgate Park

13th April - Judges Meeting, East Grinstead

27th June - 15th July - Parks & IYN's

4th July - 15th July - Main Categories

14th September - Awards, Fareham