Britain in Bloom 2022 is a particularly special one for many of us for several reasons. Certainly, many In Bloom groups have pulled out all the stops with amazing displays, events and initiatives to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last month, so the timescale flows quite nicely into the Britain in Bloom judging season.

In fact, judging is now well underway in both regional and national competitions. Hopefully the judges are enjoying their visits to towns, cities and villages across the UK just as much as the In Bloomers are enjoying showcasing their hard work. To mark the return of face-to-face judging, we recently highlighted some of the Amberol customers who made the national final on the Community Hub pages of our website.

Why 2022 is so special

Welcome back

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, many In Bloomers have been eagerly anticipating the chance to put their long-delayed plans into action and see the fruits of their labours celebrated and acknowledged. It’s also great to welcome back face-to-face judges’ visits.

Raising the profile of sustainability
The judging criteria have changed a little this year with a greater focus on environmental issues in recognition of climate change issues. It’s a problem that has been highlighted by the bout of very hot weather that much of the country experienced recently. And of course, during hot spells, Amberol’s self-watering planters really come into their own. Even in the hottest, driest weather, the planters rarely need to be topped up more than once a week. Not only does this reduce maintenance at a time when most of us are feeling the urge to retreat somewhere cool and air conditioned, it also helps plants survive the dry weather, ensuring that they have access to water and essential nutrients as required.

Gardening is good for you

This year’s Britain in Bloom is also special because it celebrates a rising interest in gardening after the isolation of the pandemic. During lockdown many people discovered an enthusiasm for the outdoors and green spaces, as well as a recognition of the positive impact that growing plants and flowers can have on people’s mental health. In fact, some of the projects have been instigated by the challenges of the pandemic, for example, Herm Island’s Zen Garden, which enables people to get together in a place of peace and reflection.

We would like to congratulate all the finalists at both regional and national level on their fantastic achievement and wish them all the very best of luck. Thank you for all that you do to help make the UK a better place to be.


Britain in Bloom 2022 is a particularly special one for many of us for several reasons. Certainly, many In Bloom groups have pulled out all the stops with amazing displays, events and initiatives to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last month, so the timescale flows quite nicely into the Britain in Bloom judging season.

In fact, judging is now well underway in both regional and national competitions. Hopefully the judges are enjoying their visits to towns, cities and villages across the UK just as much as the In Bloomers are enjoying showcasing their hard work. To mark the return of face-to-face judging, we recently highlighted some of the Amberol customers who made the national final on the Community Hub pages of our website.

Why 2022 is so special

Welcome back

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, many In Bloomers have been eagerly anticipating the chance to put their long-delayed plans into action and see the fruits of their labours celebrated and acknowledged. It’s also great to welcome back face-to-face judges’ visits.

Raising the profile of sustainability
The judging criteria have changed a little this year with a greater focus on environmental issues in recognition of climate change issues. It’s a problem that has been highlighted by the bout of very hot weather that much of the country experienced recently. And of course, during hot spells, Amberol’s self-watering planters really come into their own. Even in the hottest, driest weather, the planters rarely need to be topped up more than once a week. Not only does this reduce maintenance at a time when most of us are feeling the urge to retreat somewhere cool and air conditioned, it also helps plants survive the dry weather, ensuring that they have access to water and essential nutrients as required.

Gardening is good for you

This year’s Britain in Bloom is also special because it celebrates a rising interest in gardening after the isolation of the pandemic. During lockdown many people discovered an enthusiasm for the outdoors and green spaces, as well as a recognition of the positive impact that growing plants and flowers can have on people’s mental health. In fact, some of the projects have been instigated by the challenges of the pandemic, for example, Herm Island’s Zen Garden, which enables people to get together in a place of peace and reflection.

We would like to congratulate all the finalists at both regional and national level on their fantastic achievement and wish them all the very best of luck. Thank you for all that you do to help make the UK a better place to be.


 
 
 
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