Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme
The Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme, founded in 1953, is
a registered charity which exists to ”encourage horticulture in the
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in particular by awarding
prizes in open competitions to the residents of the Borough”.
Through our work we contribute to the Royal Borough’s success in
the Britain in Bloom and London in Bloom competitions, where
community involvement is increasingly valued in the judging.
Our principal activity is the Annual Competition. Every summer
our numerous entrants make a great contribution to the green look
of the Royal Borough. There are categories for everyone: gardens
patios, balconies and window boxes of private houses and flats,
schools and garden squares. We are particularly keen to encourage
entries from community projects, commercial premises including
hotels and pubs, and entries from householders whose efforts
brighten up the whole street.
Although we do not give prizes with a monetary value, there are
over 50 cups awarded at the Scheme’s annual prizegiving and
reception in November, which is a great opportunity to meet other
gardeners. Entry is free and winners receive a 10 per cent discount
card from a local nursery.
More information can be obtained by
- post: c/o Terry Oliver , Annex Building, 37 Pembroke Road,
London, W8 6PW
- Entry forms are obtainable by contacting the
- Please give your name and full address, including the
- The forms are sent out in April
- Judging takes place in June and early