Bring photo ID to vote on Thursday 2 May 2019

All Woking Borough electors will be asked to present photo ID from an approved list before they can vote at the polling station at this year's local elections.

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Woking in Bloom

Each year we organise the Woking in Bloom competition to celebrate the gardening excellence of our residents. The competition 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 or 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 each year 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 and meet the Mayor of Woking, competition sponsors and judges. 

2018 winners

Best large front garden 1st place- Lin and Dave Cottrell

2nd Place- Barry and Pam Gray
3rd Place- Jo Louca

Best small front garden 1st place- Michael Bolger

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

Best hanging basket 1st place- Shirley Pettit


2nd Place- Mrs E Gregory


Best tub/container 1st place- Mrs S Stevens

2nd Place- Sheila Hoare
3rd Place- Barbara Christie

Best floral public house 1st Place- The Red Lion, Horsell

2nd Place- The Cricketers, Horsell

3rd Place- The Garibaldi, Knaphill


Best school environmental garden 1st place - Byfleet Primary School

2nd Place- The Park School

3rd Place Pyrford Primary School

Best new entrant 1st place - Apollo/ Scylla Place

Best wildlife garden 1st place - Carol Morton

2nd Place- Bev Ayton

3rd Place- Louise Hornby

Best kept community (shared) garden - Consort Court

2nd Place- Apollo/Scylla Place

3rd Place- Brockhill

More information

We will post information about how to enter Woking in Bloom 2019 in spring 2019.