Parishes in Bloom

Parishes in Bloom:  Following a most successful launch in 2018, we are extending the program for a further year and would like to see and visit many more communities across our region. The process is  low key, free to enter and only requiring a simple entry form after which the Parish will be contacted by

Heritage/Historic Parks & Gardens

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

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards

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,

Business Improvement Districts & Town Centres

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 East in Bloom is not just about flowers,  we welcome entries from Allotment sites too. Either via the local authorities entry (a discretionary award) into South & South East  in Bloom or in their own right.  If you are a member of an allotment society who manages the whole site voluntarily you

Welcome to South & South East in Bloom

Welcome to the South & South East in Bloom Website – The website for Cities, Towns, Villages, Coastal Towns, Community & Neighbourhood Groups, Parks & Greenspaces wishing to participate in the  South & South East Competitions and awards. Each year we receive 100’s of entries who wish to participate from across Kent, East & West

Parishes in Bloom 2019

The Parishes in Bloom Awards 2019 are soon to close for applications, so if you would like to receive a third-party validation visit form our professional judges this do please get you entry in PDQ.

Parishes in Bloom is a free to enter and non-competitive. We wish to see the efforts of the  Parish Council and the local community care for the regions  rural villages and small towns.  Last years assessment showed just how good our Parishes are across the regions with entries receiving Silver Gilt or Gold Awards. So don’t delay get your entry in ASAP and lets see you show off just how good our regions Parishes are!

All entries will receive a South & South East in Bloom Award according to the level achieved, (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver & Bronze) with all entries invited to attend the South & South East in Bloom  Awards in September 2019.

For more information contact Anne or Kate at South & South East in Bloom or Kate



Your London Airport Gatwick – Headline Sponsor 2019

Thanks to all of the communities and judges who provided quotes and support for our Headline sponsor of the last three year; YOUR LONDON AIRPORT GATWICK, who we are delighted to say will be supporting us in again in 2019. So many thanks to the Community Engagement Team at Gatwick and we look forward to another successful year encouraging Grass Roots Gardening & Horticulture throughout our region.

Would you like to become an In Bloom Judge or Assessor?

South & South East in Bloom is looking to recruit judges and community assessors to our garden, horticultural, Parks and conservation judging team. If you have three days or more in June/July that you could give up to visit and assess/judge Communities, Parks, Villages, Towns & Cities and have relevant gardening/ horticultural or conservation experience or knowledge we would be pleased to hear from you. In the first instance please send an email to Peter Holman - Chairman South & South East in Bloom, briefly describing your background and why you would like to become a judge. You will then be invited to a training day (compulsory) following which you will be assigned to a senior judge/mentor and be allocated a number of entries in 2019. After a successful probationary year, new judges will be invited to judge/assess for a further 4 years. good time keepers, able to walk reasonable distances (some entries are walked and no transport is involved, be able to judges anywhere in Kent, Surrey, East & West Sussex, Hampshire, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. Judges must be able to get to an entry at teh time agreed. Judges are voluntary and only receive out of pocket expenses.

Judging Dates 2019

The South & South East in Bloom  Awards  – Cities, Towns, Town Centres, Villages, Coastal Towns & Business Improvement Districts.

Judging  Dates July 1st – July 12th

The South & South East in Bloom Parks & Greenspaces Awards – Parks, Country Parks, Conservation areas, Church Grounds & Cemeteries.

Judging Dates June 17th – July 12th 

The South & South East in Bloom Community Gardening Awards-  (RHS Britain in Bloom Its Your Neighbourhood Awards)

Assessment Dates June 17th – July 12th


Seminars 2019

South & South East in Bloom is holding Seminars at Chichester on the 27th March for entrants, also at Canterbury on the 3rd April.


If you would like to attend and find out more about South & South East in Bloom or Britain in Bloom please contact or

Alternatively phone South & South East in Bloom on 020 8662 1021. We look forward to hearing from you.