Norton in Hales

A startling 70 finalists flew the flag for their UK region. Judges described Norton in Hales as a “beautiful picturesque rural village set in the Heart of England”. But it…

Each location is a finalist in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom contest and will be judged on three key points: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. It’s not…

RHS judges said they witnessed a “horticultural and environmental renaissance” in Shrewsbury’s parks and gardens, most notably The Dingle (main image, above). Judges also heaped praise on the Bowbrook Allotment Community site.…

A nurserywoman has attacked RHS Britain in Bloom, accusing the initiative of encouraging gardeners to grow “brash, short-lived plants”. Writing on www.thinkingardens.co.uk (a site edited by critic Anne Wareham) grower…

Gardeners in the north west are celebrating after winning the top award in community horticulture. Lytham in Lancashire was crowned Champion of Champions in the 2013 RHS Britain in Bloom contest.…

A telly gardener is on the lookout for Britain’s most bloomin’ marvellous streets.   David Domoney, who presents Love Your Garden on ITV with Alan Titchmarsh, has launched a national challenge…

The Royal Horticultural Society has calculated that its annual Britain in Bloom competition “saved the UK more than £23million last year”. In 2012, community gardeners carried out nearly £8million worth…

Gardeners in Broughshane, Northern Ireland, have scooped gardening’s most prestigious award. The Ulster community was crowned Champion of Champion at the RHS Britain in Bloom awards ceremony, which took place…