It’s Your Neighbourhood

Britain in Bloom

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The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) campaign supports community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment - whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.

Those taking part report cleaner, greener and safer surroundings; a growing sense of community pride; increased rates of local recycling and environmental awareness, and a reduction in anti-social behaviour with the regeneration of run-down areas.

More than 1,600 groups already take part around the UK. It’s free to join and each group receives an annual visit from an IYN assessor who provides feedback on how further improvements can be made.

Some of our FAQs

Who can join?

Any group can join as long as it is volunteer led and involved in hands-on community gardening. The group should be working with the local community for the benefit of the community.

What kinds of things do IYN groups do?

The projects groups do depend entirely on their local area, but examples include:

  • Restoring a churchyard
  • Taking over the improvement and maintenance of green spaces on an estate
  • Transforming a bleak residential back alley into a community garden
  • Adopting a square, roundabout or neglected space and renovating it
  • Redeveloping all the front gardens on (part of) a street using any number of schemes, for example hanging baskets or window boxes for growing herbs
  • Forming a Friends group to look after a local park
  • Uniting local retailers to transform the high street

How do we get started?

You can start today by signing up your group for free.

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