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 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 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 fewer 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.