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The Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom (RTWiB) committee has decided to cancel some of the Bloom social events.

The following RTWiB activities and events have been cancelled or suspended:

  • launch events in the spring are cancelled
  • Monday volunteers' sessions at Dunorlan Park are suspended and under review
  • Volunteers Week celebration in June is cancelled
  • RTWiB awards ceremony in September, the event will depend on the government COVID-19 guidance and restrictions in the autumn

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom competition

The Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) in Bloom gardening competition will continue in 2021 (it is under review and will depend on government COVID-19 guidance and restrictions).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RTW in Bloom competition is open for residential entries that are visible from the street and do not require appointment arrangements. Unfortunately, we cannot carry on with the Best Back Garden category this year.

The competition is again open to businesses and schools.

We hope to be carrying out the judging in July and August, but this will be under review and depend on government COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.

A competition entry form for 2021 can be found on RTW in Bloom website.

Visit the VTW 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 2021 – Buzzing Blooms

Get your cameras at the ready! Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom are looking for photographs of pollinating insects like bees, butterflies or moths captured on a flower.

Pictures must be taken this season in gardens, parks, and open spaces local to Tunbridge Wells. The best images will be displayed in autumn at the Royal Victoria Place.

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 BloomPhoto@tunbridgewells.gov.uk by Friday 15 September and include the following information:

  • the photographer’s name
  • title of the image
  • 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.

Beautiful Butterflies - Art Competition for Children

Royal Tunbridge Wells are inviting children to take part in the Beautiful Butterflies art competition. Winning posters will be displayed in town as part of the Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign. 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 on our native butterflies you can visit the British Butterfly Conservation website or Kent Wildlife Trust 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
North Farm Depot
North Farm Lane
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 3EE

Alternatively, please scan/photograph the artwork and email to BloomPhoto@tunbridgewells.gov.uk stating the child’s name, age and school. High resolution scans/photos are required.

The closing date for entries is 1 June 2021.

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.

We thank you all for your on-going support.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom website

Telephone: 01892 554031

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