Welcome to South & South East in Bloom

Welcome to the South & South East in Bloom Website – The website for community groups, schools and local authorities wishing to participate in Britain in Bloom in the South & South East  England region. Each year we receive 100’s of entries from communities, cities, towns and villages who wish to participate from across Kent,

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

This year we introduced the Peoples Choice Awards to allow residents across South & South East in Bloom to nominate their favourite/best Public Park or Garden, the favourite floral Pub and the best front garden.

Well done to this years winners  –

Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells – Park

The Chequers, Sevenoaks – Pub

Mr & Mrs E Watson, Sittingbourne – Front Garden

So if you feel you have a park, pub or front garden that can rival these then we would love to see them nominated for 2018 – entries will open in November.



2018 Award Categories

We have already received enquiries regarding the 2018 competition. Entry forms will be available online in November - www.inbloom.org.uk

The awards categories for 2018 are -

Small City
Large Town
Floral Town
BIB (Business Improvement District)
Town Centre
Small Town
Coastal (under 12,000)
Coastal (12,001 and over)
Urban Community
Large Village
Our Community
Our Schools Community
RHS It's Your Neighbourhood
Large Conservation Area
Conservation Area
Small Conservation Area
Country Park
Commons/Open Space
Large Park
Small Park
Business Landscape
Heritage Park & Garden
Large Cemetery
Small Cemetery
Floral Single Site
Floral Single Site, Multiple Beds
Peoples Choice

Please contact kate@sseib.com or anne@sseib.com for more details.

London Airport Gatwick

We are proud to say Your London Airport Gatwick is our Headline Sponsor for a second year. Their support both last year and this, has been invaluable as we seek to develop further the campaign and its accompanying competitions. With this additional support, we aim to increase participation in community gardening and our Villages, Towns & Cities across our region. Our region covers Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. We look forward to a busy but successful year, and we wish all of our entries every success, and we look forward to seeing you at awards in September. Peter Holman - Chairman

Britain in Bloom Awards 2017

The Britain in Bloom Awards were held in Llandudno on Friday 27th October.  It was a fantastic night for our entrants –

Deal & Wareham both received silver gilt awards.

Canterbury City received gold with Bob Jones receiving a Community Champion Award.

Farnham received gold and was joint category winner with Truro. Kevin Taitt also received a Community Champion Award.

Outstanding results for them all and we are  sure you will join us in congratulating them all.