The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, enabling smaller community groups to get involved. RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteer led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening. They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours or the local community centre’s outdoor space. Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme. RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.
Over the past week I have visited all the sites and seen the excellence they have achieved. KIB should be very thankful for their contribution as a number of them were on the main 'In Bloom' judging route. As we were made aware the Judges were full of praise for our efforts so the contribution these sites made was quite considerable to the marks awarded to the Town. The IYN assessor was also very complimentary and provided some interesting and useful suggestions.
Below are some of the many pictures taken at the time of judging of the IYN locations