Give an unloved space in Bedford a green makeover with RHS funding

RHS gardening
Gateshead foodbank, Greening Great Britain project-RHS Mark Pinder

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on communities throughout the UK to give a green makeover to an unloved space in 2020.

Now in its fifth year, the RHS Greening Great Britain funding programme, supported by M&G, is offering hands-on support from an RHS Community Advisor and grants of up to £500 to 50 gardening projects across the country.

Do you know a gardening project in Bedford that would benefit from this funding?

Liz Stewart, RHS Community Outreach Manager, said, “The RHS Greening Great Britain funding programme has helped 178 community projects to date and complements our wider campaign to get people growing for the benefit of people and the planet.

“This year, we’re keen to support groups who want to connect people through gardening and enjoy all the health and wellbeing benefits that brings.”

Student and Lettie Irving at University of Surrey garden – Credit RHS and Luke MacGregor

Groups need to be signed-up to an RHS-affiliated scheme such as Britain in Bloom, It’s Your Neighbourhood or the RHS Campaign for School Gardening to apply.

For full details of eligibility criteria and the UK regions where funding and practical RHS help can be provided please visit

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 14th February 2020.