Britain in Bloom Celebrates 50 Years

The Royal Horticultural Society will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Britain in Bloom initiative by hosting a special Chelsea Flower Show garden, designed by celebrity horticulturalist Alan Titchmarsh.

Titchmarsh, who is RHS vice-president, will also so be celebrating 50 years in horticulture and will design his first garden in over 30 years. He previously won a gold medal at Chelsea for his Country Kitchen garden in 1985.

This year’s theme will be “From the Moors to the Sea – a celebration of RHS Britain in Bloom” and will celebrate the volunteers who make Britain in Bloom possible.

After 50 years, the Britain in Bloom scheme has over 300,000 volunteers, who look after 200,000 acres of public land, saving the UK millions of pounds by greening up neighbourhoods and parkland and helping to create better communities.