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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The 2023 South West In Bloom Results have been declared! Click on Main Competition and IYN tabs for details.

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Welcome to the South West in Bloom Website

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.

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 Annual Awards Presentations are always well attended and are a fantastic way for our Bloom, IYN Community Groups, Businesses and Park Teams to come together with our Judges and celebrate everyone's  acheivements and success over the past year.

Social media provides a massive opportunity whereby we can communicate our values, aspirations and outcomes to it's full extent. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram and spread the word!

Chelsea in 2023 was another profile rousing event for SWIB, and to everyone involved, please accept my most sincere thanks for all 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 and horticulture and their effect on people in our brilliant South West region.

Many thanks, 

Jon Wheatley

Chairman South West in Bloom

Good Luck to all our South West In Bloom Entries for 2023 - Judging Dates confirmed are:

BIDS : 24th July - Plymouth Waterfront Partnership BID and 27th July - InExeter BID

Champion of Champions 10k Plus

18th July - Torquay In Bloom
11th July - Truro In Bloom
25th July - Exmouth In Bloom
20th July - Sidmouth In Bloom
Champions of Champions Less 10K

11th July - Kingsbridge In Bloom
20th July - Radstock In Bloom
12th July - Bere Alston In Bloom
18th July - Bleadon In Bloom
13th July - Hayle In Bloom

South West Tourism Cup 

13th July - Bath In Bloom

Tesco Cup 

11th July - Paignton In Bloom
26th July - South Swindon In Bloom
3rd July - Taunton
St Bridget Cup

4th July - Portishead In Bloom
25th July - Keynsham In Bloom
13th July - Yeovil In Bloom
5th July - Barnstaple In Bloom
6th July - Newquay In Bloom
Portman Cup

18th July - Brixham In Bloom 
12th July - Thornbury In Bloom
17th July - Wellington
21st July - Tiverton In Bloom
Sargent Cup 

14th July - Babbacombe Bay In Bloom
10th July - Minehead
Preece Cup 

26th July - Glastonbury in Bloom
25th July - Bradford on Avon

Ayre Cup

3rd July - Dartmouth Green Partnerships

4th July - Westfield In Bloom

6th July - Cary In Bloom

Cox Cup 

2nd August - Tadpole Garden Village In Bloom
14th July - Cannington In Bloom
Mary Mortimer Trophy

18th July - Tresillian
17th July - Plympton St Maurice Conservation Area
13th July - Lympsham including Eastertown
6th July - Charmouth Parish Council
7th July - Haselbury Plucknett In Bloom
Pennant/Urban Town to City North & South 

11th July - Bovey Tracey In Bloom
18th July - Burnham-On-Sea & District In Bloom
Cornwall Pennant/Urban Village 

27th July - Calstock In Bloom
28th July - Mitchell Village
28th July - St Buryan Village In Bloom
Devon Pennant/Urban Village 

18th July - Poltimore In Bloom
12th July - Woolwell In Bloom
4th July - Stoke In Bloom
Town Centre 

13th July - Chippenham Town Council

Main Competition

South West in Bloom is part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, a nationwide community … [Find out more]

Special Awards

All of the communities who enter for South West in Bloom Major Awards are also encouraged … [Find out more]

RHS It's Your Neighbourhood

Who should enter It's Your Neighbourhood? This award is for volunteer community groups who are … [Find out more]