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Britain in Bloom TV series

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Chris Bavin hosts the Britain in Bloom series. Picture; BBC/Electric Ray
Chris Bavin hosts the Britain in Bloom series. Picture; BBC/Electric Ray

Tune in, BBC Two Monday, April 16, 6.30pm

Britain in Bloom is the subject of a new TV series which starts tonight (April 16) on BBC Two, hosted by Eat Well for Less presenter Chris Bavin.

The largest community gardening competition in the country, run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), captures the power of Britain in Bloom and community gardening to change lives and places for the better.

Each of the 15 self-contained 30-minute episodes tells the story of one group’s campaign in one community in the UK.

Usk Marion Garden - Chris Bavin and Marion Powell. Picture; BBC/Electric Ray
Usk Marion Garden – Chris Bavin and Marion Powell. Picture; BBC/Electric Ray

Community gardening projects

Every year up to 300,000 volunteers take part, donating about 11 million hours of their time to community gardening projects.

Any community, no matter what size, can join, competing to win either a Bronze, Silver, Silver Gilt or Gold award.

In each episode, Chris meets the characters who galvanise local volunteers and learns about the key gardening projects, following them right through to judging day and the verdicts.

Want to get involved or find out more? Visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/britain-in-bloom.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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