It's Your Neighbourhood

The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved. 

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteered led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening.  They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours, or the local community centre’s outdoor space. Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme.  RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.   

Every year we have over 500 entries in the RHS It's Your Neighbourhood initiative and this year is again no exception.

All entries will be assessed by an RHS It's Your Neighbourhood assessor normally during July.  The awards will be announced at our main awards presentation event on Thursday 4th October, at Westlands, Yeovil. 

RHS Introductory leaflet

IYN Assessment form.

Participants' Guidance Notes

Assessor Notes

How Do I Get Started?

Getting involved is very easy, in fact, you only need 2 things:
1. A group
2. An idea for a project

Once you have these things, you are ready to get started!

RHS Support Pack

Gordon Ford Trophy - The Gordon Ford Trophy is awarded each year for the best RHS It's Your Neighbourhood entry (IYN) and can be judged as part of the main judging tour or as an individual assessment.  The IYN should encompass all three core pillars, Horticultural, Community and Environmental responsibility, as well as reaching level 5 'Outstanding'