Woking in Bloom

Woking in Bloom Entry Form

Each year Woking Borough Council organises a competition to celebrate the horticultural excellence of its residents. Woking in bloom encourages residents and local businesses to make Woking a brighter, greener place to live.

Entries are divided into seven main categories and two special awards:

  • best large front garden
  • best small front garden
  • best hanging basket
  • best tub/container
  • best floral public house
  • best kept community (shared) garden
  • best school environmental garden
  • special award - best new entrant for newcomers to Woking in Bloom
  • special award - best wildlife garden, organised by Woking LA21

Judging takes place in July and there is always an emphasis on the use of environmental practices in accordance with the five main aims of the LA21 initiative:

  • Reduce water use in the garden
  • Cut down on use of pesticides and inorganic fertilisers
  • Use alternatives to peat
  • Compost kitchen and garden waste
  • Attract wildlife and create habitats

All winners are invited to attend an awards presentation in September, where there is an opportunity to meet the Mayor of Woking, competition sponsors and judges, aswell as swapping tips with the winners of the annual Allotments Competition.

2017 winners

Best large front garden 1st place- Mrs. E Gregory

2nd Place- Janet Nielsen
3rd Place- Rosemary Pullen

Best small front garden 1st place- Susan Koh

2nd Place- Jeffrey Perrin
3rd Place- Odell d'Apice

Best hanging basket 1st place- Barry and Pam Gray

2nd Place- Mrs J Rowsell
3rd Place- Rachel Tanner

Best tub/container 1st place- Mr E.J Bunce

2nd Place- Sheila Hoare

Best floral public house 1st Place- Royal Oak, Knaphill

2nd Place- The Garibaldi
3rd Place- The Cricketers, Horsell &The Red Lion, Horsell (joint)

Best school environmental garden 1st place - The Park School

2nd Place- New Monument School

Best new entrant 1st place - Debbie Nairn

Best wildlife garden1st place - Morgan Moreton

2nd Place- Wendy Osbourne
3rd Place- Park School

Best kept community (shared) garden - Homeworth/Homebeech House

2nd Place- Fleetwood Court
3rd Place- Consort Court

For further information contact Andy Calfe, Neighbourhood Manager on 01483 743451 or email andy.calfe@woking.gov.uk