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.

Enter the Woking in Bloom competition

Competition categories

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 criteria

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

  • 1st place: Consort Court
  • 2nd place: Apollo/Scylla Place
  • 3rd place: Brockhill