Changes to Britain in Bloom from 2022

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We’ve been making some exciting changes to Britain in Bloom – the UK’s biggest and oldest community gardening competition. 

From 2022, to help communities bring about planet-friendly changes to their gardening practices, groups will now need to demonstrate how their projects meet a number of environmentally focused criteria. These include prioritising perennial and pollinator-friendly planting, eliminating the use of peat and reducing reliance on mains water supplies. 

The changes reflect a wider focus on sustainability across the RHS as part of our Planet-Friendly Gardening campaign – calling on all gardeners to make small changes that will make a positive environmental impact. Plus, with 91% of Britain in Bloom groups participating because they’re seeking to improve their local environment, we’re excited to see the creative and ambitious projects that these changes will help to encourage across the country.

To find out more about the changes to Britain in Bloom visit: