How to get involved
The Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign 2023
The Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW) in Bloom campaign will launch on 21 and 22 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, participating in the Open Gardens event or sponsoring a floral display.
Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom competition
Gardening competition will continue in 2023. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 – Portrait of a Wildflower
Get your cameras at the ready! We are looking for photographs that capture beauty of wildflowers found in a local meadow, park, garden, woodland, farmland. 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 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).
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 2023 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 – British Garden Birds
RTW in Bloom are inviting children to take part in the Birds poster competition. Explore your local park – what birds can you spot? Can you paint a portrait of a Robin, Owl or a Woodpecker? Use various art media to create amazing posters!
For inspiration and information have a look at Birds and wildlife page at The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 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:
Mount Pleasant Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Alternatively, please scan or photograph the artwork and email to BloomPhoto@tunbridgewells.gov.uk stating the child’s name, age and school. High resolution scans or photos are required.
The closing date for entries is 1 June 2023. RTW in Bloom reserve the right to use winning entries in any promotional publicity. Entered work should not have won any previous competitions.
Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom website
Telephone: 01892 554031
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