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About Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom

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What have we achieved so far?

Since 2010, Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom enters the local South and South East in Bloom competition.

We've won and retained a gold medal in the large town category every year and achieved numerous individual awards for our parks and open spaces.

In 2012, we were invited into the national competition, where we were awarded a Silver medal.

In 2016 Royal Tunbridge Wells entered a record number of eight parks and open spaces including the Town centre to the South & South East in Bloom and received Gold, Silver Gilt and Silver awards.

In 2018 our town was invited for second time into the national RHS Britain in Bloom competition and was awarded Silver Gilt. In summer 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom judges awarded Royal Tunbridge Wells Gold in the Large Town category!

On the 10th anniversary of our campaign, in summer 2020, we were invited to represent South & South East region in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals again.

Sadly, following the Government’s latest guidance and the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Royal Horticultural Society is suspending the Britain in Bloom UK Finals for 2020.

South & South East in Bloom is planning to continue in 2020 but with a much-reduced format. After taking Government advice they have decided to recommend desktop judging as a means of maintaining involvement and momentum this year. This desktop judging will, hopefully, mean the year is not a complete loss and recognise what has been achieved.