Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals competition will not be going ahead.
This is a worldwide and unprecedented challenging time for so many people and of course the health and safety of communities, volunteers and judges remains the RHS’ number one priority.
With the Government advising everyone to follow social distancing measures, it is sadly not currently possible for finalists to carry out their usual community gardening activities.
Communities put huge year-round effort into Britain in Bloom to the benefit of both people and the environment and they know their 70 finalists will be very disappointed. The decision has not been taken lightly and the RHS hope that many groups will want to participate again in 2021.
They would like to thank those involved for all the hard work they’ve put in so far to make the UK a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place, and their amazing community spirit that will be very important to people in the difficult times ahead.