Yorkshire in Bloom is our regional body representing the Britain in Bloom campaign that is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.
YiB organises an annual competition to encourage communities to make a positive and lasting improvement to their local environment for the benefit of local people. It encourages and develops community spirit and civic pride whilst promoting responsibility for planting, cleanliness and maintenance. It can boost the local economy through increased tourism, stimulates voluntary work and cooperation between community groups, and is a means to address issues such as sustainability, recycling, minimising waste and energy conservation.
The competition is assessed by local judges on criteria developed by the RHS in consultation with the Regions. Marks are awarded and are related to standards of Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze.
Yorkshire in Bloom holds an annual awards ceremony in September at which the awards are announced. Five of the best are then invited to represent Yorkshire in the RHS national finals in 'Britain in Bloom' the following year.