What is Richmond Borough in Bloom?

Founded in 1990, our Bloom campaign is run by a voluntary committee in co-operation with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Members represent residential community groups, horticultural societies and business associations from the different ‘villages’ of the Borough.

The overall purpose of the campaign is to enhance the natural beauty of the Borough through floral display in all residential and shopping areas.

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Poster Design Competition

Lucky on the 13th!

It was a lucky day for 12 young artists on Friday 13th May when they received awards from the Mayor, Cllr Martin Seymour, at a special ceremony held at York House, Twickenham.


Their entries in the poster design competition run by Richmond Borough in Bloom were chosen as the best out of hundreds received from 22 schools in the borough. The Mayor had chaired the judging panel, which also included the Deputy Mayor Cllr Jean Loveland, Julie Leatherdale, manager of Squire’s Garden Centre, graphic designer Susan Hare, and Sheena Harold and Pat Schooling from the Borough in Bloom committee.

The overall winner was Ayesha Khan, from Waldegrave School, whose painting was chosen to illustrate the poster publicising this year’s Merit Awards gardening competitions for residents and business.

All award winners received a commemorative certificate and a gift bag packed with art materials.

Runner-up Last Year – This Time The Winner!

Ayesha Khan, age 14, a pupil at Waldegrave School, is this year’s winner of the Poster Design competition, having been a runner up in her age group in 2015. Her flower painting now illustrates the poster publicising this summer’s Merit Award gardening competitions.


The competition is judged in four age categories and three schools each achieved two award places: Buckingham Primary School, Radnor House School and Waldegrave School.

There was also special success for Thea Ratnayake, age 7, a runner-up last year who this time won the 5-7 years group.

All 12 award winners will be presented with a special certificate and prize art pack by the Mayor, Cllr Martin Seymour, on Friday May 13 at York House, Twickenham, followed by a celebration tea party, together with their parents, siblings and teacher.

See the full list of award winners and their paintings here.

Your blooms deserve a Merit Award – Entries Invited

For many of us with green fingers spring planting is under way and soon we can enjoy the colourful results that summer flowers bring. All that TLC deserves some recognition, which is just what is offered by Richmond Borough in Bloom gardening Merit Awards.

Entries are invited in any of 10 categories, including front gardens, house frontages, community buildings, environmental areas, pubs, hotels and commercial centres. Information and entry forms are in public libraries or can be downloaded here.

If you don’t have a garden yourself you can nominate one you admire, or it could be the floral display at your local pub or other building. Last date for receipt of entries is June 24 and judging will take place within July 1-8.

Use this link to find the entry form:



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