Celebrating another gold at South & South East in Bloom 2023

Hever Castle Gardeners with their South and South East In Bloom 2023 award
October 16 2023 | Garden

Hever Castle & Gardens is celebrating another gold award at South & South East in Bloom 2023.
For the nineth year in a row the 150 acre gardens have been awarded a prestigious Gold medal with judges describing the rose garden as a “significant highlight.”

Judges said: “Hever Castle once again, achieves a high standard, despite the difficulties of the weather, the dryness and the big footfall day in and day out.”

They complimented the gardeners as “a most engaging group of knowledgeable, enthusiastic people who are to be congratulated for their part in the garden’s success.”

The South & South East in Bloom awards is the largest horticultural campaign in the region involving 100’s of communities each year. Participating communities create lasting improvements to their local environment for the benefit of those that live, work and visit.

This year the awards took place at RHS Wisley.

Head Gardener Neil Miller said: “I am thrilled that Hever Castle & Gardens has been given a Gold award by the South & South East in Bloom judges for the nineth year in a row.

“This is testament to all the hard work of my amazing gardeners and volunteers in improving and maintaining Hever Castle’s stunning grounds.”

South & South East in Bloom is part of Britain in Bloom and runs annual competitions across the counties of Kent, Surrey, East & West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. Each year entries participate from Villages, Parishes, Towns, Cities, Coastal Towns, Town & City Centres, Urban Communities and Business Improvement Districts. Their judges/assessors visit communities and awards are presented to recognise the entries achievements.