City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh prepares for RHS judges

By Editor - Posted on 20 July 2009

Edinburgh prepares for RHS judges

Edinburgh residents are putting the final touches to parks, public
spaces, gardens and community projects for the Royal Horticultural
Society's Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Day: Monday 3 August 2009
Start time: 9.00am.

RHS Judges: Rae Beckwith and Jim Goodwin

The community of Edinburgh is representing the Scotland region* in the Large City category.  
Also participating in the large city category is London Borough of
Croydon. Community, environmental and horticultural achievements will
be recognised with awards of either gold, silver gilt, silver or
bronze. Also one participant will be recognised as the category's top
All the results will be revealed at the RHS Britain in Bloom
Awards Presentation, hosted by BBC Gardeners' World presenter, Toby
Buckland, at the Riviera International Centre in Torbay on 23rd
September 2009.
Britain in Bloom is the UK's largest horticultural campaign. It
encourages people to join together to improve their local environments,
through gardening sustainably and caring for their green spaces.
Entries are judged on their horticultural achievement, environmental
responsibility and community participation.

To find out more about Britain in Bloom visit
*There are 18 regions
and nations affiliated with RHS Britain in Bloom. In the first year of
the competition communities compete at a regional/national level before
being put forward to the UK finals - (Nations) Scotland, Ulster, Wales;
(Regions) Anglia, Cumbria, East Midlands, Guernsey, Heart of England,
Isle of Man, Jersey, London, Northumbria, North West , South, South
East, South West,   Thames & Chilterns, Yorkshire..

RHS Britain in Bloom Finalists 2009

Champion of Champions: Earsdon, Falkland, Ravenfield

Large City: Edinburgh, London Borough of Croydon

City: London Borough of Islington, Newport, Plymouth, Stockton-on-Tees

Urban Community: Aldwick
(Bognor Regis), Birmingham City Centre, Dulwich (London), Eston
(Middlesbrough, Kippax (Leeds), Manchester City Centre, Moor (Oxmoor,
Huntingdon), Port Marine &Village Quarter (Portishead), Uddingston

Large Town/Small City (35k - 100K): Bedford, Chester, Harrogate, Lodonderry,

Large Town/Small City (12k - 35K): Bury, Durham, Glenrothes, Kendal, Wisbech

Coastal (12k & above): Bangor, Bridlington, Cleethorpes, Colwyn Bay, Herne Bay, South Shields, St. Andrews, Scotland

Coastal (12k &below): Hayle, Hunstanton, Lytham, St. Brelade, Swanage

Town: Morpeth, Oakham, Rustington, Thornbury, IIkley

Small Town: Grouville, Liphook, Pitlochry, Ramsey,Tetbury

Large Village:Barwick in Elmet, Broughshane, East Hagbourne, Kinneswood, Kirkby Stephen,

Limpsfield, St. Andrews, Usk, Wedmore

Village: Appleton Wiske, Chipping, Duffus, Filby, Rosliston, Scarva

Small Village: Stanghow, Tarrington Village

About the RHS The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and
that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a
charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support
gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert
horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in
gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening.
For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit