The Changing face of Bloom

London in Bloom Bloom after  53 years still remains a powerful tool for positive change. Bloom with its aims of increasing community involvement, care for our environment, and maintaining our precious Green Spaces are seen as priorities for local authorities and community gardening is making a real impact on the quality of local peoples lives.  During

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 Newsletter Quiz Answers December

The answers to last months quiz can be found on the downloads page or here. December Quiz Answers are here.  Check out how well you did.

If you answered 20 or more well done. If you answered 40 or more without reference to the internet you should be very happy with your general horticultural knowledge and if you answered all correctly you are indeed a veritable Horticultural Super Brain or a Horticultural Nerd like me.






Stay safe and Well

London in Bloom

London in Bloom – 2021

We would like to thank all our entries who have continued to support us this year. We are very pleased that over 76% of our original pre-pandemic entries have stayed involved. Thank you. In the next few weeks, we will post the options for the 2021 campaign and competitions. Stay well and safe. London in Bloom, 020 8662 1021 or email us at or our Campaign Managers for more information.

Support for London in Bloom

This has been an “annus horribilis” for so many Londoners and our thoughts are with those who have lost family and friends during this time.

The pandemic has also been unkind to small charities like ours and as we have not been able to run our normal competitions, our seminars or indeed an award ceremony or raise our normal level of income our income.

While London in Bloom is not the most important thing right now we would be most pleased if any can make a donation to help us keep going as after 53 years we don’t want to cease our Bloom activities. If you are unable to make a donation we completely understand and thank you for thinking  of us, but if you know any businesses or persons who might like to sponsor any of our awards or any part of our campaign we would be most grateful to hear of them.

If you would like to donate please send a cheque to London in Bloom, 124 Gravel Hill Croydon, CR0 5BF

If you would like to donate via a bank transfer (BACS) please contact Anne Holman at or phone 020 8662 1021 to obtain details.

Many Thanks

London in Bloom

London in Bloom 2021

A London in Bloom is pleased to announce the entry system for 2021 will be open from the 2nd December.

From Wednesday go to open the entry portal at

We look forward to hearing from you.