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.
Best large front garden 1st place- Lin and Dave Cottrell
Best small front garden 1st place- Michael Bolger
Best hanging basket 1st place- Shirley Pettit
2nd Place- Mrs E Gregory
Best tub/container 1st place- Mrs S Stevens
Best floral public house 1st Place- The Red Lion, Horsell
2nd Place- The Cricketers, Horsell
Best school environmental garden 1st place - Byfleet Primary School
2nd Place- The Park 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
We will post information about how to enter Woking in Bloom 2019 in spring 2019.