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The Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign 2024

The Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) in Bloom campaign will launch on 19 and 20 April at the Precinct. Bloom stall will be open from 10am until 3pm. As usual there will be plants and seeds to give away and the competition entry form ready for collection.

South and South East in Bloom RHS judges will judge our town this summer in the Small City category. Everyone can get involved to help us to make our entry a successful one by taking part on the Bloom competitions, volunteering in our parks or sponsoring a floral display.

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom competition

Gardening competition will continue in 2024. The competition is open to residents, businesses, community groups and schools. We anticipate judging to take place in June for allotments and schools and in late July for other categories. Competition entry form can be found on our Bloom website.

Visit the RTW in Bloom website

Please contact us if you would like to request a printed copy of the competition entry form.

Volunteering in parks and open spaces

TWBC Parks team runs Monday Volunteering group at Dunorlan Park. There are also opportunities to join existing Friends groups involved in the parks and open spaces. For more information contact

The Kent High Weald Partnership (KHWP) is a great organisation to join if you are looking to take part in hands-on conservation tasks in our borough. KHWP is a partnership between Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Kent County Council and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of their activities are based in the borough, which lies within the High Weald AONB. For further information please visit the Kent High Weald Partnership website.

We thank you all for your ongoing support.

Additional competitions for children and adults

Blooming Marvellous Photo Competition 2023 – Leaves

Get your cameras at the ready! We are looking for photographs capturing the beauty of leaves… on trees, shrubs, annual plants, vegetables, green or colourful, young, or old. Pictures must be taken this year in gardens, parks and open spaces located within the borough of Tunbridge Wells. The best images will be displayed in town over the winter.

This competition is open for all and will be judged in two categories: children (up to age 18) and adults (18 plus).

Photos can be taken in landscape or portrait, but we require high resolution. To ensure its delivery, please send one image per email. There is a limit of three pictures per person.

Please submit the photos in digital format on email to by Friday 15 November 2024 and include the following information:

  • the photographer’s name
  • title of the image
  • location where it was taken
  • if the photographer is under 18, please include their age

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom reserve the right to use winning entries in any promotional publicity. Entered work should not have won any previous competitions.

Art Competition for Children – Mammals in your park

RTW in Bloom are inviting children to take part in poster competition. Explore your local park – what animals can you spot? Can you paint a portrait of a Squirrel, Fox or Deer? Use various art media to create amazing posters!

Check Woodland Trust website for inspiration and information on British mammals.

Please use A4 or A3 size format (not bigger) and write artist’s name, age, and name of the school on the back of each picture and post to:

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom
Town Hall
Mount Pleasant Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells

Alternatively, please scan or photograph the artwork and email to stating the child’s name, age and school. High resolution scans or photos are required.

The closing date for entries is 1 June 2024.

RTW in Bloom reserve the right to use winning entries in any promotional publicity. Entered work should not have won any previous competitions.

Contact us

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom website

Telephone: 01892 554031

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