A part of Britain in Bloom
Separate from Parks and Country Parks etc we also have a category for Heritage and or Historic Parks & Gardens. Our region has a very large number of fine parks and gardens in this category and we are fortunate to have such entries as Highdown Gardens, Worthing; Hever Castle in Kent; Worth Park, Crawley; Sir
South & South East in Bloom welcomes entries from community groups or foe groups of volunteers who are working to improve the place where they live. This scheme is open to any small group of residents who have come together to improve an area, or undertake a one-off project. Any group can enter; a street,
Since South & South East in Bloom started in the 1970’s businesses have been a major contributor in brightening up our High Streets and Town Centres and creating destination hubs and visitor experiences across our region. Following South & South East in Bloom running Business Improvement Districts and Town Centre categories for several years,
South & South in Bloom (part of Britain in Bloom) is an annual competition & campaign that encourages participation and enables communities to be recognised for the work they do to maintain their Villages, Parishes, Towns, Cities, Urban Communities, Coastal Town, Business Improvement Districts and Green Spaces.
South & South East in Bloom is part of Britain in Bloom and runs annual competitions across the counties of Kent, Surrey, East & West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. Each year entries participate from Villages, Parishes, Towns, Cities, Coastal Towns, Town & City Centres, Urban Communities and Business Improvement Districts. Our judges/ assessors visit communities and awards are presented to recognise the entries achievements.
We also run and organise the RHS Its Your Neighbourhood campaign (Community Gardening) on their behalf in our region.
There are many misconceptions about “Bloom” the main one being that as the name implies its all about Summer bedding displays, Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes. But that was bloom decades ago. So, while gardening, planting and creating attractive places is an important element, it is now as much about caring for our environment and wishing to see the community and community volunteers becoming involved in caring for their place.