Britain in Bloom with The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is back, and you can be part of it with Historic Newark in Bloom. This is your chance to show off your gardening skills and help make Newark bloomin’ marvellous this summer.

There are many categories that people can enter ranging from best front garden to the best allotment site, best hotel or pub to the best school garden. And there are special awards for young people, best wildflower and conservation areas and least littered town.

Competition categories

  • Best residential garden (gardens must be clearly visible to the public from a public road or footpath)
  • Best Pub/Hotel garden or display (judges are looking for permanent and original displays)
  • Best school garden (this encourages children to learn gardening skills and connect with nature. Sub categories include best fruit and vegetable gardening, best gardening for wildlife and best ornamental gardening)

You can find out more by visiting East Midlands in Bloom and join the conversation on the Newark in Bloom Facebook group.

The RHS Big Seed Sow

This spring, join community growers across the UK as they come together to take part in the RHS Big Seed Sow.
The RHS Big Seed Sow is a new community growing campaign designed to get schools, groups and individuals sowing and sharing seeds. Part of an exciting year of activity, participants will celebrate the start of the season and forge new connections in their communities.

Whether you want to open your garden gates and host a seed sowing event or surprise your neighbours with a doorstop drop, there are lots of
ways to get involved. Be part of something big this spring and sign up at –

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood

Are you a group of people who are keen to improve your local surroundings, whether a street or part of one, a community garden or small green space?

The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a way to get practical advice and recognition for your efforts.

There are five levels of achievement from the entry level of establishing the garden to ‘outstanding’.

You will receive a visit from ‘In Bloom’ experts who will provide valuable feedback and helpful advice of how to encourage local involvement and continually develop the space.

Find further information visit:

Want to get involved?

Historic Newark in Bloom


Meetings are held once a month on Thursdays at 4pm, Newark Town Hall.

Historic Newark in Bloom has kindly been sponsored by:

Newark Town Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Historic newark in bloom

Historic Newark in Bloom

Town Hall Market Place, Newark, UK

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