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
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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

South & South East in Bloom would not exist without our most valued sponsors,

We are pleased to be working with Gatwick Airport, our headline sponsor and also two outstanding Horticultural companies Amethyst Horticulture & Bourne Amenity this year.

Amethyst Horticulture - Established in the early 1990s, Amethyst Horticulture, supply a range of superb quality plants & shrubs together with our own range of self-watering hanging baskets, containers, and floral planters .and have established a significant number of maintenance contracts to ensure our floral displays are kept in peak condition.

Bourne Amenity - 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, ensuring our highly specified topsoils, composts and barks and Turf & Grass Seed are second to none.

One for the diary

This year with grateful thanks to the management of Ferneham Hall, Fareham and the staff and Councillors of Fareham Borough Council our awards will be on the 14th September 2016. The event is sponsored and support by Gatwick Airport and as usual, your MC's will be Jim Buttress & Peter Holman. We are also pleased to announce this year's main award presenter, Joe Talbot, BBC Surrey & BBC Sussex. We look forward to seeing then and celebrating your successes.

Hints & Tips

The July hints & tips are now available from the downloads menu. When you have a moment check what Reg is suggesting for July. Thanks again to Reg Leach, Trustee & Judge, former Parks Manager, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, multi Gold Medal winning Borough, for this post. Happy Gardening Ed.

Workshops

Following a very successful seminar and workshop at Tilgate Park Crawley on the 17th March.

Trustees are considering repeating the format again next year, possibly at two venues, one in East Sussex/Hampshire and another in possibly Kent/East Sussex.

So if you have any ideas for topics or are able to host a workshop please let us know.

Judging & Assessment Visits 2016

It will soon be time for our judges and assessors to visit your Village, Town, City, Coastal ,Neighbourhood Community and Parks entries.
We wish you every success this year.

Getting the best from the visit;

In advance - provide the judges with some information about your entry - the journey thus far.....

On the day - a brief presentation describing how you will sustain your entry and your plans for the future......

The tour - show the judges/assessors as much as possible that meets the criteria. Do not assume the judges/assessors will know anything about what you do.
And don't forget do keep to time.

Best of luck

Peter Holman - Chairman SSEIB