Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Forum, the partnership between residents representatives and ward councillors, revived the once popular competition in 2010.

And again in 2022, following the “10th RTW in Bloom Anniversary 2020” and several Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020, and coping with Covid-19 restrictions during last year, 2021, the organisers wish to bring back once more the sparkle to Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Together with the “Love Where We Live” initiative it also aims to achieve a litter free, cleaner and greener town.

So join us as we celebrate 10 years of Tunbridge wells in Bloom!


Every year KHWP are involved with Royal Tunbridge wells in a variety of ways.

We manage Greenspaces on behalf of the borough council as well as getting involved as and when needed on smaller greenspaces and location in Tunbridge wells.

All of our work is carried out with local volunteers who get involved in anything from planting up flower beds, putting in steps fences and creating pathways. Constructing boardwalk, dipping platforms and benches or getting in the ponds and streams removing vegetation.

In Bloom 2020 goes digital!

This year we are running the following additional competitions for children and adults:

1. Blooming Marvellous Photo Competition – this year’s theme of our photo competition is “Trees of Tunbridge Wells”.
We invite children and adults alike to capture beauty of trees growing in our town and parks. Considering current situation we will accept photographs from previous years. If you decide to have a stroll in a park to take photos, please respect the current Government guidance on social distancing. Photographs can be taken in both landscape or portrait but we require high resolution.
Please submit the photos in digital format
(maximum 3 pictures per person) to email:
Please include the photographer’s name, age, title of the image and where it was taken in your email.
Closing date: 11 September.

2. Weekly Photo Competition on RTW in Bloom social media.
Please post on our platforms,
Facebook and Twitter ( @RTWinBloom ) your update on your garden, windowsill, basket or a pot.
Every Friday we will select a winner.

3. Mighty Moths – Art competition for children.
Moths are sometimes overlooked in wildlife gardening, compared to more iconic pollinators like butterflies and bees. They are a major part of our biodiversity and play vital roles in the ecosystem, affecting many other types of wildlife. They are also beautiful! Encourage children to explore various art media to create amazing Moths posters.
Please scan/photo the artwork and email to stating child’s name and age.
Closing date: 1 June.

4. Being 10 – writing competition for children who are 10 years old.
RTW in Bloom campaign, revived in 2010, is celebrating 10 years in 2020.
We would like to encourage all children born in 2010 to share their experience of “Being 10 years old” – in a form of a poem or a short narrative.
Please email the poems to
Closing date: 31st July.

Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom reserve the right to use winning entries in any promotional publicity. Entered work should not have won any previous competitions.


In the news


Photo competition winners – page 10 – Click Here


Social Media

Facebook – @RoyalTunbridgeWellsinBloom

Twitter – @RTWinBloom

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