Diary Dates 2018

13 and 14 April 2018
Launch of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom

April 2018
Leaflets with a competition entry form will be distributed widely and are available at the Gateway

May 2018
Deadline for sponsors to be integrated in publications Sponsorship Opportunities

June 2018
Closing date for returning competition entry forms
Open Gardens 17.6.2018

July 2018
Judging Period

September 2018
Awards Presentation
for the 'Best' categories

September 2018
Awards Presentation
for the Schools competition

October 2018
Thank you / Debriefing for organisers, participants, sponsors


There are great opportunities for sponsors. We have four levels of sponsorship.
They are tailored and could become a highly efficient advertisement tool for small and medium businesses.

Sponsorship Opportunities





in partnership with


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Forum, the partnership between residentsí representatives and ward councilors, revived the once popular competition in 2010.

And again in 2018, the organisers wish to bring back once more the sparkle to Royal Tunbridge Wells through a number of methods e.g. cleaning of roundabouts, replanting containers, more street flower baskets and barrier troughs and even introducing edible landscaping on suitable spots.

Together with the "Love Where We Live" initiative it also aims to achieve
a litter free, cleaner and greener town.

We will work together with all communities and schools and there will be competitions for:

  • basket
  • planter/tub/container
  • front patio/balcony
  • front garden
  • wildlife garden
  • allotment
  • cafe/pub/club
  • street
  • school
  • shop front
  • commercial community allotment/garden
  • business ground
  • windowsill @townhall
  • rear garden - NEW for 2017!

Be part of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom — there will be many benefits to your area:

  • Increase community and civic pride
  • Long term improvement in local environments
  • A boost to Royal Tunbridge Wells' economy
  • Regeneration of run-down areas and 'grot spots'
  • Stimulation of voluntary work and co-operation between communities
  • A means to address conservation, heritage and sustainability


Enjoy the "BLOOM Picture Gallery"


. . . and have a look at the RTW in Bloom - Facebook Gallery





It is part of the national "Britain in Bloom" campaign
organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
  • spread the word
  • get a flyer at the GATEWAY
  • put a poster in your window
  • enter the competition
  • plan your effort
  • form a local group
  • offer your help
  • sponsor Bloom
  • and mainly — START PLANTING!



Entries will be free of charge and are open to any resident within the boundaries of Royal Tunbridge Wells (including Hawkenbury).
There is only one rule: Entries must be visible from the street.


Royal Tunbridge Wells — Council Wards:
Broadwater, Culverden, Pantiles and St Mark's, Park, St James',
St John's, Sherwood


Royal Tunbridge Wells Wards and Boundary of RTW