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About Farnham in Bloom

Yellow flowers and orange flowers in the background in a large polytunnel

Find out more about Farnham in Bloom and how the community gets involved.

Farnham in Bloom is the title of our entry into the annual South and South East in Bloom competition. It is an event that takes place throughout the year and involves local people and community organisations working together to make lasting improvements to the town and surrounding villages.

The competition is about more than flowers. Entries are judged on:

  • horticultural achievement
  • environmental responsibility
  • community participation

Last year we entered five categories and we provided the judges with the following portfolios to demonstrate our work and achievements:-

RHS Community Awards 2021

Farnham is delighted that we have been nominated to take part in the RHS Community Awards 2021. Check back later for more details on this.

South and South East in Bloom 2021

This year we are entering five categories – Town Centre, Large Town, Gostrey Meadow, West Street Cemetery and Badshot Lea Cemetery.


Since entering the town centre into South and South East in Bloom for the first time in 2008, we have won:

  • Gold in the S&SEiB Town Centre category nine times
  • Gold in the S&SEiB Large Town category eight times
  • The S&SEiB Large Town regional category five years in a row
  • The S&SEiB Chairman’s Award for Post 19 and Bishop’s Meadow
  • Gold in the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards and Joint Category Winner in 2017
  • Gold in the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards and Category winner in 2019

In 2017, The Victoria Garden received ‘Thriving’ in the It’s Your Neighbourhood Award and Silver Gilt in the Small Parks Category. Gostrey Meadow also received Silver Gilt in the Small Parks category.

The Farnham in Bloom Community Group

The Farnham in Bloom Community group is a small team of dedicated volunteers who work alongside Farnham Town Council. The group is made up of local residents and businesses and help with the year round calendar of events for Farnham in Bloom as well as other activities such as bulb planting and litter picking.

The group is always looking for new volunteers. For those interested, please send an email.

Farnham in Bloom 2021 film

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