About Brighton & Hove City In Bloom Community Group

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom are a voluntary community group who run the citywide annual gardening competitions and encourage residents, businesses and communities to brighten up their areas. We also support volunteers in the green spaces sector.

Some committee members

Some committee members


In 2017 our competitions were suspended as we were involved in the setting up of the new Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum .


With CUPP funding (Community University Partnership Programme) we worked with Dr. Maureen Berg Ecologist of Brighton University, Rich Howorth of The Living Coast, Laura Williams of Community Works, Mark Drayton of Trust for Developing Communities and David Larkin of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum (BHGSF) is now set up as a volunteer organisation to provide an independent voice and communication hub for community groups working in Brighton & Hove’s parks and open spaces.


We are now once again delighted to be working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Parks and also with South & South East in Bloom to promote The Royal Horticultural Society ‘s “It’s Your Neighbourhood ” campaign 2018 and we have encouraged community groups to enter their competitions again this year.

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom Community Group has a strong commitment to build further on “In Bloom”  initiatives across the city that are sustainable and make a direct, positive impact on local people and the environment.

So for more information read-on or contact us on cityinbloomgroup@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved.

Denise Taylor
Chair Brighton & Hove City in Bloom