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.

Some committee members

Some committee members

This year the operation is being scaled down – this is to address our own sustainability and responsible management of our group. We will  be organising five competitions all of them community based or focused on bio-diversity and sustainability. This is also to accommodate the setting up of a new Volunteers Alliance of Community Open Spaces scheme to work with the council and their Open Spaces Strategy.

We are assisted by a Working Group comprising Councillors, City Parks, members of Friends Of groups, members of the wider community and business sector.
We run the citywide annual gardening competitions which this year comprise the following:-

Best Street – Urban Space, sponsored by Brighton Marina
Best Wildlife Garden, sponsored by Infinity Foods 
Best Community Garden, sponsored by B & H Food Partnership
Best Front Garden with sustainable elements  sponsored by R J Meaker Fencing 
Best Charity Community Garden sponsored by Brighton & Hove Buses
The competitions bring together various sectors of the community and assist in making the city a better place to live work and visit.

We are 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 in their “It’s Your  Neighbourhood ” campaign 2016.

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom Community Group has a strong commitment to build further on “In Bloom” initiatives all 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 what you can do and how you can get involved.

Denise Taylor
Chair Brighton & Hove City in Bloom