London in Bloom Awards

London in Bloom Awards The Annual Awards is where London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of London’s Boroughs, Communities, Businesses and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit.…

Business in Bloom

Since London in Bloom started in the 1960’s businesses have been involved in brightening up our High Streets and Town Centres across London.  Business who make a contribution to their Borough or Town can either enter through the Borough Competition (phone your Town Hall  or Civic Centre) and ask about the Borough in Bloom  campaign,

Grow Your Own

London in Bloom is not just about flowers, as a Charity we encourage individuals, communities, businesses and local authorities to participate in all forms of horticulture and gardening with an emphasis on the environment and conservation. Community participation is also high on our agenda, especially when individuals get together to grow food. So whether you

Londons Parks & Greenspaces

Public Parks & Gardens and our Green Spaces are among the most important places for Londoners and inded they form part of our heritage. Infinitely variable, large, small and often intimate places that can be enjoyed on many levels. For just sitting and enjoying the scenery, for sport and children’s play, for gardening and horticulture,

Londons Gardens & Gardeners

The efforts of London’s’ Gardeners can be seen all across London and each year judges are amazed at the number and quality of the gardens they are shown. But if you are proud of your front garden or a balcony and your Borough does not have an Annual Bloom Competition or does not participate in

What is London in Bloom?

London in Bloom is a campaign and competition where Boroughs, communities, residents, businesses can work together to improve the environment of London to make a greener, cleaner place to live, work and visit.

Heritage Parks & Gardens

London is fortunate to have a considerable number of Parks & Gardens that have links with history, either in terms of their landscape, maybe a Capability Brown, Humphrey Repton, William Kent or even a Gertrude Jekyll Park or Garden. If you have why not consider entering our London in Bloom Heritage Parks & Gardens Category. The entry does not need to have such exalted beginnings as long as there is some current or former historic connection and there are currently horticultural of gardening activities.

Last year Chiswick House & Gardens (English Heritage, London Borough Of Hounslow) and managed by the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust was our overall winner achieving a Gold award.

For an entry form please go to www.inbloom.org.uk

London in Bloom reaches its 50th Anniversary

London in Bloom has reached its 50th Anniversary. In 1967 when London in Bloom began we were only the third area of the UK to become a region of the then New Britain in Bloom which came into existence only by a few years earlier, in 1964. We are now one of the 17 regions across the UK. In those early days “Bloom” was all about Tourism and the “beautification” of London for its visitors, and early supporters included the London Tourist Board; so, hanging baskets and windowboxes were the order of the day. If we move forward to today, we still support London as a destination and from the 1,000’s of floral displays throughout the City and across Greater London, it seems that little has changed, except perhaps we have less now. But of course, so much has changed. So from the days of “flower power” when only the Boroughs of London competed for the honour of being the No 1 Borough, or The City competed against Westminster to find the best city or we judged Whitehall in Bloom and had Tea at No 10, things are a now a little different. London in Bloom is now a more accessible competition, open to all Londoners. So why not join us by entering in our 50th year.

Judges

As we grow year-on-year we need judges to visit and assess our entries, so if you are a Parks Professional, Horticulturist, Gardener, keen amateur Conservationist or involved in community gardening and are keen to get involved email us your contact details and a brief history and we will contact you. You need not have judged before as training will be given. Please contact Peter Holman, Vice Chair London in Bloom peter@londoninbloom.co.uk

OUR BRITAIN IN BLOOM ENTRANTS 2017

London in Bloom is pleased to announce our Britain in Bloom entries for 2017.

In the large City Category The London Boroughs of Hillingdon & Ealing.
In the City Category - The London Boroughs Islington, Tower Hamlets & Richmond upon Thames.

Walthamstow goes forward in the Urban Community Category and London Bridge in Bloom goes forward in the Business Improvement Category.

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