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About Farnham in Bloom

Hanging baskets with red and white flowers in West Street, Farnham

Find out more about Farnham in Bloom and how the community gets involved. Watch the short film to experience Farnham in Bloom 2018.

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, and
  • community participation

We provide the judges with portfolios for our entry into the Large Town and Town Centre categories. The portfolios aim to demonstrate our work and achievements.


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

  • Gold in the Town Centre category seven times
  • Gold six times for the Large Town category
  • Double best in category three years in a row
  • Best in County award in 2016 and 2017
  • The Chairman’s Award for Post 19
  • The Chairman’s Award for Bishop’s Meadow
  • Silver Gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards in 2014 and 2016.
  • Gold in the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards in 2017

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.

A short film about Farnham in Bloom 2018


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