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RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals: A Triumph for The Friendly Bench Network

At The Friendly Bench Network, we're excited to share some fantastic news from the recent Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Two of our wonderful members, Halesowen BID with Halesowen In Bloom and Brandon in Bloom, participated in this renowned competition and achieved some very impressive results!

RHS judges at The Friendly Bench Brandon

Both teams secured their spots as finalists, a testament to their dedication to their efforts in greening up their high streets and 'creating an eye-catching display with an environmental purpose'. However, the celebration didn't stop there.


Brandon in Bloom seized the spotlight by securing the prestigious GOLD award and also being crowned winners of the Town category. This recognition underscores their commitment and hard work.

Brandon in Bloom accepting their RHS Gold Award

We're so proud to have such accomplished members in The Friendly Bench Network. Our mission has always been to connect communities, encourage engagement, and create inclusive, vibrant spaces. These achievements are in perfect harmony with our goals.


The success of Halesowen BID and Brandon in Bloom at RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals is a reminder of the remarkable impact that communities can make when they come together to enhance their surroundings.


Finalists Halesowen in Bloom with Halesowen BID

Huge, heartfelt congratulations to our exceptional members. Their dedication and passion are truly inspiring and reflect the power of community collaboration.


As The Friendly Bench Network continues to grow and reach more communities, we look forward to many more success stories and moments of pride. We're here to celebrate and support communities, one The Friendly Bench at a time.



Oh, and a The Friendly Bench got a special special mention from RHS too:


'Sensory planting at The Friendly Bench was commended, offering visitors the opportunity to take time to reflect, touch and smell the plants in this accessible, mini community garden.'

To read more about our winners and also to see how The Friendly Bench is commended by RHS, click on this link: Britain in Bloom Awards and Results


Once again, congratulations to Halesowen BID with Halesowen In Bloom and Brandon in Bloom! 🌼🏆


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