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The Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign 2022

The Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) in Bloom campaign will launch on April 22nd and 23rd 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 & 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, participating in the Open Gardens event or sponsoring a floral display.

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom competition

RTW in Bloom gardening competition will continue in 2022. The competition is open to residents, businesses, community groups and schools. We anticipate judging to take place in late July. A competition entry form for 2022 can be found on RTW in 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.

Additional competitions for children and adults

Blooming Marvellous Photo Competition 2022 – Living Water

Get your cameras at the ready! RTW in Bloom are looking for photographs that capture beauty of water in a garden/park/natural setting.

Pictures must be taken this season in gardens, parks, and open spaces located within the borough of Tunbridge Wells. The best images will be displayed in winter in town.

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

Your photograph 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 16 September 2022 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.

Creepy Crawlies - Art Competition for Children

Royal Tunbridge Wells are inviting children to take part in the Creepy Crawlies art competition. Creepy crawlies can be tiny, but they play a vital role in our planet. Can you make a portrait of a Grasshopper, Dragonfly, or a Beetle? How about a Snail, an Earthworm, or a Centipede? Winning posters will be displayed in town. Explore various art media to create amazing posters! The artwork will be judged by Ellen Montelius – artist, beekeeper and flower grower based in Tunbridge Wells.

For inspiration and information have a look at The Amelia website with great tips from Dr. Ian Beavis: Get involved: park safaris or visit Bug Life website.

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

The closing date for entries is 1 June 2022. RTW in Bloom reserve the right to use winning entries in any promotional publicity. Entered work should not have won any previous competitions.

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.

Contact us

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom website

Telephone: 01892 554031

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