Apply for RHS Support - "Let's inspire the next generation to turn grey to green"

New community gardening project to launch Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom 2017 campaign

Do you have a grey space in your community that you would like to transform into a great spot for people and wildlife?  Are you working in partnership with a school or youth group to make the change?  This year the RHS will help a number of groups working in partnership with young people to develop wildlife-friendly neighbourhood spaces.  Bloom and It's Your Neighbourhood groups are invited to apply for this years round of funding.  Successful projects will each receive up to £500 towards plant and material costs, as well as hands-on support from the RHS community outreach team.

The applications deadline is 17th February 2017. Please complete the online form surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2017GGB

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the RHS at -  communities@rhs.org.uk

Royal Horticultural Society's 2017 School Gardening Competition is Now Open for Entries 

The RHS are calling on school gardeners from across the country to enter the annual search to find the next generation of star horticulturists, as it launches its annual competition, RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2017, supported by Gabriel Ash, a leading greenhouse manufacturer.  

The competition aims to celebrate gardening in schools by uncovering inspirational gardeners across three categories, shining the spotlight not just on green-fingered pupils, but also enthusiastic school gardening teams and the often unheralded teachers and parent volunteers who encourage them.  Nominations can be submitted up until 5pm Friday 28th April 2017.

The winners will receive prizes that include £500 of gardening vouchers for their school, a Gabriel Ash greenhouse or coldframe, tickets to an RHS Flower Show and opportunities such as the chance to work alongside a crack team of RHS experts and have a well-known TV gardener visit their school.  

To enter the competition, schools should visit the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website at: www.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening