Diary Dates 2015

Wed 5th Feb
Closing date for Seminar reservation forms and AGM nominations.

Thu 19th Feb
EMiB Seminar
To be held at: Council Chamber, Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1GH

Thu 30th Apr
Closing date for
'In Bloom' and
'It's Your Neighbourhood' entry forms.

Fri 15th May
Closing date for EMiB Special Award entries (Frank Constable Award, Best Pub/Hotel Garden & Best Retail/Commercial Premises).
Special Awards Form

Fri Jun 5th
Closing date for EMiB Best School Garden Award entry forms.
Best School Garden Entry Form
Best School Garden Information

Fri Jun 5th
Closing date for EMIB Children's Art & Digital Photography Competition

Mon Jul 6th-17th
EMiB Judging Period

Mon Jul 1st-31st
EMiB It's Your Neighbourhood assessment period.

Wed Sep 16th
EMiB Awards Presentation - Rutland Water Golf Course, Manton Road, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8HB.

Welcome to East Midlands in Bloom

East Midlands in Bloom is an annual competition organised by the EMIB Regional Committee, and is one of the 18 regions/nations which comprise 'Britain in Bloom', the campaign organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

East Midlands in Bloom is a voluntary, non profit making organisation and covers the six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment. This links directly to the three RHS core pillars of
excellence which are:

  • Horticultural Achievement
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Community Participation

By taking on board the above criteria and using the whole community to get involved many communities have reported the following benefits:-

  • Increase in civic pride through local people taking on the planning and management of their environment
  • Long term improvement in their local environment through planting floral displays and improved cleanliness
  • A boost to the local economy through increased tourism
  • Regeneration of disadvantaged areas
  • Stimulation of voluntary work and co-operation between community groups
  • A means to address issues such as sustainability, recycling, minimising waste and conservation.


Entry can be made by District Council, Town Council, Parish Council or a Voluntary Local Bloom Group.


East Midlands in Bloom covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland.

BRITAIN IN BLOOM - National Competition

Britain in Bloom
A number of regional winners will be chosen to represent East Midlands in Bloom in the UK Finals. They will compete against the winners from 11 other English regions, together with Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

Details of the National Competition and educational activities for children can be found at www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom