How does the campaign work?
The campaign runs all year round, in which communities can participate for as long as they wish. Participants begin in London in Bloom mostly through participating in local community events and projects and activities that involve local people.
These activities may include group litter picks, bulb planting days and projects with local schools. In addition, local competitions (i.e. best front garden, best shop/pub frontage etc.) might be used to motivate people to participate.
All of the events and activities for local participation will then form an integral part of a community’s entry into London in Bloom in the Britain in Bloom mainstream categories. Communities enter “in Bloom” in the appropriate category based on their confirmed/verifiable electoral roll. In London we have the following categories:
|Category||Population (Electoral Role)|
|It’s Your Neighbourhood||up to 1000|
|Urban Community||up to 25,000|
|Town Centre||Up to 1 contiguous sq. mile|
|Town Centre||Over 1 contiguous sq. mile|
|Business Improvement District (BID)||n/a|
|Small City||35,001 – 100,000|
|Large City||200,001 and over|
|Champion of Champions||0-200,000 +|
|SmallPark/Garden of the Year||up to 5 acres|
|Park of the Year||from 5 – 10 acres|
|Large Park of the Year||from 10 – 24 acres|
|Large Park of the Year||above 25 acres|
|Conservation Area of the Year||N/A|
|Country Park of the Year||N/A|
|Common of the Year||N/A|
|Small Cemetery||up to 5 acres|
|Cemetery||from 5 – 10 acres|
|Large Cemetery||above 10 acres|
In addition we have a number of non-populations based categories which can come via the local authority ior direct to London in Bloom:
- Front Garden of the Year Award
- Pub & Restaurant of the Year Award
- Hotel of the Year Award
- Business Premises of the Year Award
Once registered for London in Bloom , you will receive all the particulars of participation from us but one of the standard elements of participation is a visit from our “in Bloom” judges/assessors which normally happens in June/July.
Another feature of the campaign is our awards ceremony where we present the results of the judging/assessing, this usually takes place in September