Welcome to the South West in Bloom website!
Welcome to the South West in Bloom Website
Get Involved - Your first steps
Are you a village, town or city thinking of entering our In Bloom competition. Find out more under our main competition.
You can book and pay here with your entry in the Main competition
If you are not sure about entering the main competition, why not consider entering the Pennant class. You will find this very rewarding and is not so demanding as the main competition. There is also NO entry fee for this class, and you will get help and advice with your entry.
Are you a group of residents, a few local neighbours wanting to improve your local streets or focus on a particular project? If so, you will fit into 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.
From our spring Seminars.
Click here to register your Its Your Neighbourhood entry for 2014
Thank you for your patience, this IYN site should now be working.
Grenville Johnson, one of the leaders of the Kensington road project gave a tremendous talk to the delegates at our Bath seminar, and he will be speaking again next Thursday at Tavistock.
He was also featured on "The great British Garden Revival" You can see more on their web Site
St George Bristol
The winner of the Best “Its Your Neighbourhood award” entry in 2013 was
Kensington Road, St George Bristol.
They will represent the South West at next year’s National award presentations.
New Pennant Awards Kept for 2014
Last year we introduced a pennant which has proved extremely successful. It is something Nationally the RHS are looking to introduce and will be looking at the trials regions are running locally.
Entry is free this year for all entries. There is no portfolio. As main entries there is 1/4 hr for press and 1/4 for a presentation (if entries which to do one). For the village to small town there is an additional 1.5hrs and town to cities additional 2.5hrs.
The new category is aimed at BIDS, town center managers, groups that we lost due to the change in judging criteria and encouraging more villages to be involved. The criteria is more relaxed and there is less to meet. The awards are slightly different to reflect this, they will be pennants.
See the progress of new pennant schemes with Exeter Parks Watch.
NEW DISCRETIONARY AWARDS IN 2014
We are introducing a number of new discretionary awards for 2014.
These are for the Best Park and one for the Best Allotment site. These will be judged as part of the normal judging tour.
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
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 COMPETITION 2014
Childrens Winner 2013
Up To 6 Years Old Joint Winners
Corsham Primary School
St Patricks Corsham
You can view all the Childrens Painting Competition winners Here
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