Rochdale borough In Bloom

When and how displays are judged

Gardening experts from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) visit the borough in July and August every year.

They visit our public spaces and natural spaces, such as parks, town centres, communal gardens, wildflower meadows and conservation areas.

RHS score these areas on a comprehensive range of factors, including:

  • Horticultural achievement
  • Community participation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Condition of street furniture
  • How much young people are aware of and engaged with In Bloom
A floral display being judged.

A floral display in Rochdale being judged.