Northumbria in Bloom is part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, a nationwide community gardening competition to transform cities, towns & villages. It’s been helping people to improve their local environment since 1964.
More than 1,600 groups across the country participate each year focusing on community action to transform spaces. Anybody can register a local group and get stuck in straight away. Once you have registered we will send you support and advice to help get you started.
The three areas to be judged in the main competition are:
- horticulture (assessing standards of gardening knowledge, skills and practice across the entire entry) – 40%;
- environment (assessing standards of care, maintenance and improvement of the local environment across the entire entry) – 30%;
- community (assessing level of engagement of local people and ongoing sustainability of the local campaign across the entire entry) – 30%.