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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Entries are now invited for this year’s Merit Award gardening competitions.The 10 categories include residential front gardens, frontages, estates and community buildings; also hotels, pubs, shops and commercial centres.

Entry leaflets available from the library, Civic Centre or download HERE.


The competition to find the area in the borough with the most floral display is now into its third year. The Best Village in Bloom competition, organised by Richmond Borough in Bloom with the co-operation and sponsorship of Richmond Council’s Parks department, was declared open for entries at a coffee morning held in York House on February 21, to which representatives of community groups throughout the borough were invited.

Read more and find the ENTRY FORM HERE.


Community groups throughout the borough are being invited by Richmond Borough in Bloom to a special coffee morning on Tuesday February 21 to launch this year’s Best Village in Bloom competition.

The event will take place in York House, Twickenham and guests will include representatives of residents and business associations as well as others from environmental projects. It will be an opportunity to hear from Nicki Urqhuart of the Barnes Society how they set about beautifying different parts of Barnes village which was last year’s overall winner; also to find out what help and resources may be available from the Council and to question the judging procedure.

The competition aims to encourage different sections of the community in each village to enhance their own areas with improved floral display on public open space as well as the streetscene in shopping centres and residential frontages.

For an invitation to the coffee morning, community group representatives should SEE HERE.


All pupils of schools in the borough are invited to submit a flower painting suitable to illustrate a poster to publicise the gardening competitions for residents and businesses held in the summer by Richmond Borough in Bloom. In addition to the overall winning painting there are prizes in four age groups. Many schools send in a class entry, but children can also enter individually.

Click here to download the ENTRY FORM

Last year’s winning entry by Ayesha Khan:

See the full list of 2016 award winners and their paintings here.

MERIT AWARDS presented at York House on 27 September 2016


The Mayor, Cllr David Linnette, presented Richmond Borough in Bloom Merit Awards at York House on September 27th. Picture shows Bruce Lyons (left) receiving the trophy for Best Commercial Centre, won by Church Street, Twickenham, with Steve McKenna of Veolia Continental Services, sponsors of this competition category. See more photos of the event here.

MERIT AWARDS for this year’s gardening and floral displays have been announced. List here.


Richmond Borough Council, Squire’s Garden Centres, Continental Landscapes and Veolia Environmental Services.


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