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Welcome to the South West in Bloom website!


Welcome to the South West in Bloom Website

Bloom 2014 is now well under way.

This year we are celebrating 50 years of Bloom.

Chelsea 2014

Your first chance to get a peek at the Chelsea stand

The SUN newspaper report on Chelsea Garden

Entries are now closed for our main competition. in 2014. 2014 entries have been very good.

We have also had a tremendous response to our new  Pennant class. that we introduced last year. We have had new entries who have progressed from an IYN entry last year, to some who have returned after a few years break.

2014 Pennant entries

See the progress of new pennant entries with Exeter Parks Watch.

EXETER CITY RETURNS To Britain in Bloom South West

You can find details here of  our "It's Your Neighbourhood" awards category. This is for resident led groups cleaning and greening up their patch, read more about neighbourhood awards.

We are thankful to all those businesses that support us with their sponsorship. Our Sponsors

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The response for our Seminars have been tremendous this year with over 140 delegates attended Bath and over 80 at Tavistock. Both seminars proved a great success and out thanks go to Bath and Tavistock for hosting them. Reports from the seminars at Bath and Tavistock will follow shortly. 

It's Your Neighbourhood.

We have had a tremendous response to It's your neighbourhood and we are now over 500 entries. certiainly a challenge when we visit to assess them all. If any of you have forgotten to enter, then we will still accept your entry. You can log in on the link below. We will shortly be posting on the web site a list of all the entries, so you can check that we have not missed you.

You can still register your Its Your Neighbourhood entry for 2014

You can check if we have registered your IYN here.

Grenville Johnson, one of the leaders of the Kensington road project gave  a tremendous talk to the delegates at our Bath seminar, and then at Tavistock.

He was also featured on "The great British Garden Revival" You can see more on their web Site


These are for the Best Park and one for the Best Allotment site.


The allotments will be judged as part of the normal judging tour, if possible, if not they will be judged separatly.

The entry form for the Best allotment is available HERE.

Closing date for the Allotment judging, if it is not part of the main judging or IYN assessment is Saturday 31st May


The best Park competition is a new category introduced by the RHS. These will be judged separately to any other competition during July and August and you can see the criteria for judging HERE.

You can download the entry form HERE.

Closing date for the Park  judging is Saturday 31st May.


Especially for 2014 we are introducing a special award form the Best Display using Field Poppy. This is to recognise the many towns , villages and communities that are sowing special poppy fields and displays to mark the start of World war I in August 1914. The judges will be looking for these during their judging, but if you have another location that you would to have visited pleawse Please E mail the details to .

Giant Sunflower Competition for schools  Suttons Seeds

Do you qualify for Discount on Suttons seeds

Britain in Bloom South West will be at Chelsea in 2014


The theme for the children's picture competition this year will be "Poppies" .

Click on the link below and you will see full details.

BBC 2 - The Big Allotment Challenge More details Here



Childrens Winner 2013

Up To 6 Years Old  Joint Winners
On left

Amelia Hill
Corsham Primary School

On Right
Jimmy Richards
St Patricks Corsham

You can view all the  Childrens Painting Competition winners Here

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