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Britain in Bloom

 

RHS Britain in Bloom is a nationwide community gardening campaign to transform cities, towns & villages and is one of Europe's largest horticultural campaigns. It's been helping people to improve their local environment since 1964.

 

More than 1,600 cities, towns, villages and urban communities take part each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and, of course, horticultural achievement.

The campaign runs year round and participating groups report a wide range of benefits such as cleaner, greener and safer surroundings, a growing sense of community pride, and increased commercial enterprise and tourism. Britain in Bloom: transforming local communities highlights the benefits that participation brings.

Communities of all sizes can take part, from small villages to large cities. Some groups are entirely run by volunteers and some work in partnership with their local council. Every summer participants are assessed for efforts in three key areas:

Horticultural achievement
Community participation
Environmental responsibility

Groups start by taking part in their Region / Nation campaign. Those that do well at this level may then be selected to take part in the UK Finals, which are organised by the RHS.

From the 1,600 communities that take part in the regional campaigns, roughly 80 are selected to go into the annual UK Finals - RHS Britain in Bloom.

Cumbria in Bloom Entries

2016

Cumbria in Bloom have invited Dalston (large village), Kendal (large town) and Silloth-on-Solway (coastal town up to 12k) to take part in the 2016 campaign.  All 3 communities accepted.

 

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The Lord Cavendish of Furness DL., Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, JP, DL., Mr Paul Rose, Mrs Eileen Kirby

 

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