The RHS’s Britain In Bloom campaign has been shown to reduce crime and "encourage social cohesion". The society released a report last year showing all the benefits offered by the campaign and the positive impact that it has on the environmental, social and economic health of the country.
The campaign, which was started in 1964 by the British Touring Authority, helps to bring communities together through gardening.
Speaking about the campaign, RHS director general Sue Biggs said: "RHS Britain in Bloom would be nothing without the enormous number of volunteers who are committed to greening up their corner of the nation – dynamic people, all wanting to make the UK a better place to live. Together they plant more than 115,000 trees, 352,000 shrubs and 21.6 million plants and bulbs annually. The positive impact this has on the environment is enormous. It is an absolute honour for the RHS to be associated with these groups and individuals."
Amongst those selected out of over 1,000 entries for this year’s Britain In Bloom UK Finals are Ahoghill, Broughshane and Tenby.