South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.

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Chelsea in 2021

Lawrence award winners at RHS presentaion 2021 .

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Presentation at Haselbury Mill

Details of 2022 Presentation

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Childrens entries 2022

Closing date of 15th July approaching.

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Welcome to the South West in Bloom Website

This site is designed to be accessed from a desktop or laptop computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Congratulations and many thanks to everyone in South West in Bloom for an outstanding contribution towards maintaining and improving the environment, floral features and the lives in communities throughout the region.

It’s Your Neighbourhood has maintained reasonable levels and there are many examples of where all your efforts have had a real impact.

Business involvement in what we do has increased and the BID projects were a highlight in 2021.

The future is bright, localism, food production and climate change concerns are areas for us all to address.  In this regard I am pleased to note that the RHS is continuing to invest in communities and are reviewing its staff teams, and initiatives to recognise what you all do in the widest sense.

Our presentation was a success according to feedback received and postings on local media and digital.

Digital provides a massive opportunity whereby we can communicate our values, aspirations and outcomes to full extent.

Chelsea was a profile rousing event for SWIB for a second time and to everyone involved please accept my most sincere thanks for your support.

As to the future, I feel that we have a wonderful opportunity to promote change through our National and Regional projects.  We can address diversity, the environment but not forget the value of plants planting and their effect on people in our brilliant region.

Many thanks, 

Jon Wheatley

Chairman .South West in Bloom






Main Competition

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Special Awards

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RHS It's Your Neighbourhood

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