The Changing face of Bloom

The Changing Face of Bloom Bloom has enjoyed 52 years in London and still remains a powerful tool for positive change. However, the way Bloom is being delivered across the UK is changing. No longer are all local authorities able to organise and manage Bloom and consequently many once proud and successful City entries are

Business Improvement Districts & Town centres

Since London in Bloom started in the 1960’s businesses have been a major contributor in brightening up our High Streets and Town Centres and creating destination hubs and visitor experiences across London.  Business also make contribution to the Boroughs of London who enter London in Bloom and several who go on to represent the Capital in

Londons Parks, Greenspaces & Heritage Parks & Gardens

Public Parks & Gardens and Green Spaces are among the most important places for Londoners and indeed they form part of our heritage. Infinitely variable; large and small, and often intimate places that can be enjoyed on many levels. Perhaps for just sitting and enjoying the scenery, for sport and children’s play, for gardens or

London in Bloom

London in Bloom  celebrates the efforts of London’s Boroughs & Cities, Business Improvement Districts, Towns & Villages, Town Centres, Community Gardening Groups,  Parks & Green Spaces, Businesses and individuals.  Through the annual category based competitions  London in Bloom recognises entries by awarding Bronze, Silver, Silver Gilt & Gold Awards  and other awards at an annual

Allotments & Grow Your Own

London in Bloom is not just about flowers,  and we welcome entries from Allotment sites, either via the local authorities entry into London in Bloom or in their own right.  If you are a member of an allotment society who manages the whole site voluntarily you could enter the RHS Its Your Neighbourhood Scheme administered

What is London in Bloom?

London in Bloom is a campaign and competition where Boroughs, communities, residents, businesses can work together to improve the environment of London to make a greener, cleaner place to live, work and visit. London in Bloom’s annual competition recognises and rewards participants with Certificates & Trophies at its annual award ceremony. To support our entries

London in Bloom 2020

Sadly due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to cancel the formal judging and assessment process this year  in order to protect  our entries, judges and assessors  and ensure their safety.

At this time we wish all of our friends across Bloom in Greater London well and look forward to returning to “Normal” in 2021.


Best wishes  London in Bloom



London in Bloom – Desktop Assessment 2020

As an alternative to a formal visit and assessment, London in Bloom have devised a Desktop assessment system so that entries can (when able) continue to pursue their gardening and horticultural passions. We have sent emails covering how this will be achieved to all existing entries, but if you have not received an email and wish to know more how this will work please give us a call. London in Bloom, 020 8662 1021 or email us at or our Campaign Managers for more information.

London in Bloom All Change

Following Geoff Hyde’s retirement as Chairman after  14 years the baton now passes to two Trustees.

Mark Wasilewski MVO  Park Manager St James’s Park & Peter Holman former Vice-Chair  & CEO will share the responsibilities in the coming year.

Despite the restrictions imposed on us all in 2020 we will be working hard to ensure that in 2021 we can continue and adapt to a “New Normal” for the benefit of all London’s Gardeners.

Stay safe and well and carry on gardening wherever and whenever possible.



London in Bloom Awards 2020

Due to the uncertainties we were forced to cancel our September Awards, so this year will  be sending certificates to all participants as soon  as the assessments have been made, likely to be early -mid September   Very sadly we are very is unlikely that we will hold a formal awards this year.