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Colour Yorkshire Yellow

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Britain in Bloom success stories.

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RHS community campaigns by numbers

  • RHS Britain in Bloom and RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood campaigns work with more than 2,600 neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities, involving approximately 300,000 volunteers nationwide in the annual campaigns.
  • Each year approximately 75 communities are nominated to the UK Finals of Britain in Bloom on the basis of their outstanding achievement at regional level
  • Since the RHS took over Britain in Bloom in 2002, more than 800 communities have benefited from participation in the national finals.
  • An estimated 2 million UK residents benefit each year from the impacts of the Britain in Bloom finalist communities’ local gardening and greening activities
  • RHS community campaigns (Britain in Bloom and It's Your Neighbourhood) have grown by 60% over the last three years.

What are the benefits of participation?

Communities that participate in RHS Britain in Bloom and RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood benefit in a variety of ways, but the most common benefits are:

  • Cleaner, greener surroundings
  • Creating a sense of community through improvement of public spaces and positive interaction between community members
  • An increase in civic pride and sense of community empowerment by engaging people in the improvement of their own community
  • Safer environments for the enjoyment of local people
  • Long term improvement for the environment by addressing issues such as sustainability, resource management, recycling, conservation, litter & graffiti reduction, green space development and other sustainable practices.
  • Reduction in anti-social behaviour
  • Positive effect on the local economy such as increased commercial enterprise and increased tourism
  • Regeneration of run down and/or disadvantaged areas

How our campaigns have boosted communities

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