Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ is a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local areas organised in the the South East Region by South & South East in Bloom .
Groups are supported in their activities with advice and guidance, and receive annual feedback from expert IYN assessors, who provide tips on how further improvements can be made.
Gordon Mitchell, a gardener from Franklands Village who entered last year’s competition where they were awarded the ‘Thriving’ award by the judges said ‘It’s so worthwhile entering this competition to make people aware just how important our planting is to the Village and to make awareness of all the work that goes in to maintaining areas to keep them ‘blooming’.
If you are interested in entering you still have time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form. Entries must be completed and returned by 21st February 2015.
Report and picture contributed by Haywards Heath In Bloom.