Sponsors & Sponsorship & Legacies


The Trustees of South & South East in Bloom are grateful for the support from our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to function.  We are a growing campaign with competitions that reach Villages, Town & Cities, Businesses  as well as Gardening Communities and Parks across the six counties we cover. If you want to know more about how you can support this ” Greenest of Green” not-for-profit organisation, please contact us as we are always pleased to talk to potential sponsors and donors and discuss how we can work together for the benefit of both organisations.

 Headline Sponsor 2016-17



Gatwick Airport is pleased to be headline sponsor for this year’s South and South East in Bloom.

We achieved the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award for the second year running, recognising our commitment to maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the airport’s 100 acre site and surrounding area. Much of our community engagement work complements this, and we gain real benefit through partnership work, supporting local groups and volunteers in improving landscape appearance and quality; and building awareness and understanding of habitat value and conservation.

Just over 45% of our UK passengers hail from the South and South East region, with around two thirds of our passengers from London and the South East, and South & South East in Bloom  presents a great opportunity for us to connect with a broad community of gardeners supporting social inclusion, sustainability and conservation; and recognising horticultural achievements, environmental responsibility and community participation in an inclusive way.



Category & Event Sponsors


Amberol Sponsors SSEIB

http://www.amberol.co.uk/ Amberol was established in 1969 and continues as a family run company. We pride ourselves on our World Class Products for a Cleaner, Greener Environment. Our range of Self-Watering Planters and hanging baskets are second to none. All our products have been designed to meet customers requirements, often by working in partnership with individual customers to solve a particular need. The range of products has been developed over a number of years. Our rotational moulding expertise has been developed over the last decade giving us total control over our production and quality.

 Product Advisers

The task of our nation-wide team of trained and experienced product advisers is to help you design and build stunning floral displays to the best and most powerful effect. Products are taken to location so that you can see and decide what works best. Visits and demonstrations are totally without obligation, and we will come as often as it takes to get your floral displays just right. Flowers are truly beautiful. How and where they are displayed is crucial to safe, welcoming and happy environments. And of course, research has proven that cities, towns and villages with good floral displays attract more visitors. Growing the local economy… growing your reputation.

FerringFerring Nurseries

Ferring Nurseries, a family run business, focuses on floral perfection.  We are involved with numerous councils providing & maintaining their seasonal displays. Every effort goes into preserving horticultural excellence, training staff and achieving the highest possible standards. The partnership with SSEIB pushed us far beyond our perceived boundaries, but we have grasped the opportunity and now thrive on the constant challenges horticulture throws at us. South & South East in Bloom cannot recommend Ferring Nurseries too highly. Ferring Nurseries, Littlehampton Road (A259), Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 6PN Telephone 01903 241122, Fax 01903 784122, Email: plants@ferringnurseries.co.uk


 Amethyst Horticulture

Established in the early 1990s, Amethyst Horticulture, a family business that is passionate about supplying good quality plants and hanging baskets has become one of the leading suppliers to local authorities and businesses throughout the UK.

We supply a range of superb quality plants & shrubs together with our range of self-watering hanging baskets, containers and floral planters at highly competitive prices from our 14-acre site in Lynsted, Kent.To compliment our offering we have established a significant number of maintenance contracts to ensure our floral displays are kept in peak condition.

The plants in every display are selected for performance and length of display, even the growth medium and nutrients are specially selected to produce top quality long lasting displays that have the desired impact expected from our clients. We work very closely with our clients to compliment and enhance the image that they wish to achieve.

We have developed over many years a comprehensive network of specialist growers throughout Europe who complements our range of stock. In addition to the trees and shrubs, we also produce City and Tree Soil, a specialised structural tree planting medium for use in urban planting schemes. Our product has been successfully used in large-scale projects such as Canary Wharf and has been specified for use on the Olympic sites.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the markets in which we specialise and offer a service that ensures an efficient and cost effective solution to your requirements. We are proud to announce we are an ISO approved company and are committed to excellent service, excellent quality and excellent value.

Should you require a reference or wish to discuss our services with customers in your area, please do let me know.

Contact us today and enjoy the Amethyst experience!

Nigel Fox, Managing Director
Amethyst Horticulture Ltd.

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Bourne Amenity | Bourne Amenity Topsoil & Landscaping Supplies Hard and Soft Landscaping Material SpecialistsBourne Amenity has been supplying hard and soft landscaping materials to the industry for over 40 years. We work with the country’s largest Civil Engineering companies and most prestigious Landscape Designers and Contractors, ensuring our materials and delivery is second to none.Highly specified topsoilsFrom the basic BS3882:2015 topsoils to Roof Garden substrates and highly specialised soils, we can match your site specifications at one of our various blending facilities.Compost and barks

PAS100 composts and a variety of barks can be delivered throughout the UK in loose loads (tipped or grab offloaded), or using our bulk bags and hiab offload system.Turf and grass seed

We can supply and deliver everything required to make your project thrive, from high-quality ryegrass turf to our own range of Barenbrug grass seeds, along with any fertilisers and weed killers.