Welcome to South & South East in Bloom

7th March 2012 by admin536

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 across Kent, East & West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire in making their place special. Our campaign aims are to get more people involved in Horticulture & Gardening and looking after our Environment.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Parish, Town or Borough Council, County Council, Town Centre a Business Improvement District a School, or even a small group of volunteers working to improve their local environment. We have opportunities for anyone who wishes to get involved.  So an entry with acres of floral displays and limited local participation will do no better than a small community with great community spirit but limited examples of good Gardening.

Getting involved doesn’t mean 100 of hanging baskets and flower beds dripping with annuals nor is it about spending large amounts of money. We only expect to see what is appropriate for that entry or community. So in a large South Coast resort we would probably expect to see good floral schemes, but equally in a Village it’s more likely to be about local people working together  to maintain and enhance the local environment with appropriate plantings.

Sustainability is not just about the flowers it’s also about sustaining and growing the community. Fundamentally we are about of making places greener & cleaner and a pleasure to live in, work in and visit.