Community groups

If you’re passionate about plants and people, explore how to start a community group in your local area

Decide which programme is right for you

Whether you're looking to clean up a local area or enter into a competition, registering your group with one of our national programmes will provide you with the extra support and advice you need to flourish.

Britain in Bloom

Britain in Bloom groups come together to look after a range of spaces in their local area. Community groups in this scheme take part in Britain in Bloom - the UK's longest running garden competition.

It provides a regional and nationwide platform for community groups and is recognised across the UK as a symbol of excellence in community gardening, strong community spirit and pride of place.

It's Your Neighbourhood

It's Your Neighbourhood groups focus on cleaning and greening smaller spaces. This could be the street you live in, an existing community garden or a disused area that needs a revamp.

This is a non-competitive scheme for community groups who want concentrate on specfic spaces – adding some colour to their community, making new friends and getting active in the local area.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.