Diary Dates 2022

April 2022
Launch of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom

April 2022
Leaflets with a competition entry form will be distributed widely and are available at the Gateway

May 2022
Deadline for sponsors to be integrated in publications Sponsorship Opportunities

June 2022
Closing date for returning competition entry forms
(Open Gardens June 2022)

July 2022
Judging Period

September 2022
Awards Presentation
for the 'Best' categories

September 2022
Awards Presentation
for the Schools competition

October 2022
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

BLOOM IS BACK (since 2010!)

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

And again in 2022, following the "10th RTW in Bloom Anniversary 2020" and several Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020, and coping with Covid-19 restrictions during last year, 2021, the organisers wish to bring back once more the sparkle to Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Together with the "Love Where We Live" initiative it also aims to achieve a litter free, cleaner and greener town.




25 March 2020 and April 2021 - Update
due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
--> RHS cancelled "Britain in Bloom 2020" and "Britain in Bloom 2021"
--> "South and Southeast in Bloom" with much-reduced format
--> "RTWiB competition" only for residential entries visible from the street

RTW in Bloom 2020 - CANCELLATIONS and ongoing projects




Royal Tunbridge Wells has been selected once more to represent the South and South East region in the 'large town' category of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2020!

Following the great success of the Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom campaign in 2018 - Gold in South & Southeast in Bloom and Silver Gilt in Britain in Bloom in the 'large town' category - we have been selected once more to represent the South and South East region in the 'large town' category of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2019!

BRITAIN in BLOOM: at the Horticultural Halls, London, Westminster:
Announcement of Award at the Ceremony on Friday 25 October 2019

Announcement of Award at the Ceremony on Friday 19 October 2018

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,
  • rear garden - NEW since 2017!
    (not possible due to Coronavirus/Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021)
  • cafe/pub/club, shop front,
  • street, communal garden,
  • commercial community allotment/garden, business ground,
  • schools

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 (original 2010 rule re-introduced in 2020, 2021):
entries must be visible from the street (contribution to streetscene/scape)


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