In Bloom

flowersThe ‘In Bloom’ campaigns encourage individuals and communities to make positive and lasting changes to their environment for the benefit of the whole community.

They incorporate floral displays, permanent planting, environmental issues: biodiversity and sustainability, as well as recycling, and a clean street scene along with generally showing that you take pride in where you live and wish to prove this to others.

Every year the Royal Borough runs the ‘Kensington and Chelsea in Bloom’ campaign as its entry in to London in Bloom.

London in Bloom 2012 results:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is delighted to have secured Silver-Gilt in the City category this year as well as a host of individual park awards. Holland Park won a Gold Award for the third year running, as well as Large Park of the year.  Gold was also secured for Avondale Park, Westfield Park, Cremorne Gardens, St Luke’s Gardens and Kensington Memorial Park.  Gunnersbury Cemetery was again recognised, for the second consecutive year, with Large Cemetery of the Year and a Gold Award.

As well as these excellent results the borough also secured second place in the Conservation Award for its work in Little Wormwood Scrubs and third place in the Floral Display Award.

The borough also received the London in Bloom Chairman's Award.

 

Plant Doctor

As part of the Kensington and Chelsea in Bloom campaign, the Council is inviting gardeners to ask their green-fingered experts from Holland Park to help with any horticultural problems by emailing plant.doctor@rbkc.gov.uk

See our plant doctor pages for gardening advice


London in Bloom

London in Bloom promotes, supports and encourages gardening, horticulture and environmental sustainability across the 31 boroughs and two cities of Greater London. As such, it is one of 17 regional campaigns which make up Britain in Bloom - Europe’s largest horticultural campaign.

Entries are invited annually from local authorities, community groups and schools across the region who wish to improve their local environment. This engagement with neighbourhoods, towns, boroughs and cities helps to promote to the wider community the benefits of gardening as a healthy and beneficial pastime for people of all ages and experience.


Britain in Bloom

The British Tourist Board initiated Britain in Bloom in 1963, following the example set by Fleurissement de France.

The London Tourist Board followed suit and London in Bloom's Campaign was underway by 1967. Both Britain in Bloom and London in Bloom are organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The ‘In Bloom’ campaigns encourage communities of all sizes to make positive and lasting changes for the better to their local areas for the benefit of the local community.

They incorporate floral displays, permanent planting, environmental issues: biodiversity and sustainability, as well as recycling, and a clean street scene along with generally showing that you take pride in where you live and wish to prove this to others.

For a borough to be considered in Britain in Bloom it must win its particular category the previous year in its sub-section.


Competitions

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea does not judge individual gardens as part of 'In Bloom' but links with the various gardening clubs and groups in the borough to let them know who has entered their competitions.

The three main gardening clubs in the borough are:

Further information

For more information on any of these campaigns phone 020 7938 8192 or email inbloom@rbkc.gov.uk bloom.