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Congratulations

Congratulations to all our amazing entries this year, who have triumphed despite the  COVID 19. Thank you all, for your participation and helping to keep South & South East in Bloom going in a difficult time for charities.  We are indebted to Your London Airport Gatwick who kept faith with us despite the effects had […]

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You couldn’t make it up – The adventures of a Bloom judge

Chapter 1 – The minibus saga I should have realised when we was met by an ancient looking minibus (explained as being donated by the local Age Concern especially for the day) that this judging tour was going to be an adventure and as it turned out I wasn’t wrong. The driver of the minibus […]

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Hi to all our Bloom family, Ruth Growney here, Trustee and Judge.

  Usually, we are all rushed off our feet with our day-to-day lives but suddenly we have all been brought to a stop by the current pandemic and life has changed drastically with self-isolation and self-distancing now the norm. Key workers are working harder than ever but a lot of us have a great deal […]

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Awards 2020

Sadly we have had to cancel the awards in September as there were too many uncertainties, but the good news is we have secured the 2021 awards venue.   We have also had to change the format of this years campaign and competition and you would all have received an email from us about how […]

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Bloom 2020

During this time with social distancing and self-isolation, it can be very miserable for many and with Garden Centres being closed and only essential shopping it’s difficult to see how gardening can help. But gardening, can. It a healthy form of light exercise especially if you have a front or back garden, and even time […]

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Chris Collins to be guest presenter @ SSEIB Awards 2020

Chris Collins began life as a gardener with a traditional style apprentice on Brighton Parks back in the mid-eighties. Going on to do his degree at the Royal Botanic garden, Edinburgh. Time working abroad both in Cameroon, at the Limbe Botanic garden and a five-year stint in Japan, was followed by a period at Kew […]

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Villages, Town & Cities

South & South East in Bloom is not just about flowers, we welcome entries from Allotment sites too.

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Urban Communities, 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.

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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.

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Parks, Public Gardens & Heritage Gardens

Separate from Parks and Country Parks etc we also have a category for Heritage and or Historic Parks & Gardens.

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