Greenhouse enthusiasts that have taken part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom have had their lives “radically transformed”, it has been claimed.
A recent report, which surveyed the 2,000 community groups that participate in the campaign every year, entitled Britain in Bloom: Transforming Local Communities suggested that areas such as Nottingham, Brightlingsea and Manchester have been completely turned around because of groups’ involvement.
Director general of the Royal Horticultural Society Sue Biggs said the report showed the “incredible impact” Britain in Bloom has had on communities and neighbourhoods that have taken part.
“The report proves that gardening is not only a great social leveller but also the cohesive glue that binds neighbourhoods, reducing crime, transforming lives and enabling commerce to prosper,” she added.
In the report, 90 per cent of Bloom groups stated the main benefit of having participated in the campaign has been the creation and development of the local community.