The ‘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
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
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
See our plant doctor pages for
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
For a borough to be considered in Britain in Bloom it must win
its particular category the previous year in its sub-section.
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:
For more information on any of these campaigns phone 020 7938
8192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org