In Bloom competitions
Richmond in Bloom
Richmond Borough in Bloom is a local, borough-wide competition, which has been running successfully for over twenty years. Year on year there are an increasing number of entrants and winners. Thank you everyone for your support
The success of Richmond in local and national competitions is thanks to the help of volunteers working in partnership with the Council.
If you are a local resident or business and think your garden or frontage is prize worthy then get in touch with Richmond Borough in Bloom in time for the 2013 competition! The winners from this local competition will be put forward to the regional competition London in Bloom.
London in Bloom - results in 2012
Borough of the Year Award
City Category (Group B)
Gold for the fourth year running and category winner
Town Centre under 1 sq km
Silver Gilt for Twickenham
Commons Award (sponsored by MPGA)
Silver Gilt for Barnes Common
Large Park of the year
Gold for Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, Richmond
Park of the year
Gold for York House Garden, Twickenham
3rd place in London for Barn Elms Allotments
Britain in Bloom
The Britain in Bloom competition has been going since 1963. The Royal Horticultural Society has been running the campaign since 2002. It is a popular campaign with over 1000 entries per year. Success from local and regional in bloom competitions determines which villages, towns or cities are entered into the national competition. Judging criteria is not just about floral displays but also involves horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.
Richmond was entered into Britain in Bloom for the first time in 2011 with the support of London in Bloom. This was a huge achievement for the borough and was in recognition of its achievements in the London in Bloom competition in recent years. The Parks Department worked in partnership with volunteers from Richmond Borough in Bloom, residents, businesses, Friends Groups and many others to maintain the high standards across the borough which helped the Borough achieve a Silver Gilt.
Reg Leach, Parks Operations Manager ran a regular column in the Richmond & Twickenham Times (who were also very supportive of the 2011 campaigns) to keep residents updated on tips and hints to achieve great gardens and frontages.
We now look forward to even greater success in 2012. If you are a business or a resident and want to become involved in the Bloom campaign please email
Find out more about this competition on The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website.
The Council works with local businesses and residents to make Richmond a vibrant and green place to work, live and visit.
Contact Parks Department
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Team
44 York Street
Twickenham TW1 3BZ
Telephone: 08456 122 660
Fax: 020 8891 7713