Woking in Bloom and Allotment Awards

GREEN-FINGERED gardeners and growers were presented with their prizes at the annual Woking in Bloom and Allotment Awards, held at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre.

Earlier this year, local residents got growing by planting bulbs and seeds in gardens and allotments as part of the annual competition. Open to local residents, schools and businesses, the competition aims to transform and improve the local community, making Woking a greener, brighter, more sustainable place to live.

woking-in-bloom-picThe cream of the gardening crop received their prizes at a special presentation evening, attended by the Mayor of Woking, Anne Murray. Prizes for the winners and runners-up included garden centre gift tokens and trophies.

After the awards, Cllr Anne Murray, said: “Once again the standard of entries were incredibly high in both competitions. “Local residents and businesses have showcased exceptional talent and so I’d like to congratulate all the winners, along with everyone who entered, for helping to develop a sense of community spirit and pride, as well as contributing to make Woking a more vibrant place to live, work and visit.”

A Woking Borough Council spokesman said the council would like to thank sponsors Squires Garden Centre, Serco and Lansbury Business Estate for their continued support of the Woking in Bloom competition.


Woking in Bloom results

Best large front garden – sponsored by Woking Borough Council

1st – Barry and Pam Gray, Knaphill

2nd – Edward J Bunce, Mayford

3rd – Rosemary Pullen, Maybury

Best small front garden – sponsored by Squires Garden Centre

1st – Mrs J Rowsell, Kingfield

2nd – Jeffrey Perrin, Byfleet

3rd – Susan Koh, Woking

Best hanging basket – sponsored by Serco

1st – Fred Gomez, Byfleet

2nd – Shirley Pettit, Byfleet

3rd – Sheila Hoare, West Byfleet

Best tub or container – sponsored by Serco

1st – Mr and Mrs Stevens, Knaphill

2nd – Linda Street, Byfleet

3rd – Mr and Mrs Simpson, Byfleet

Best floral public house

1st – The Red Lion, Horsell

2nd – The Royal Oak, Knaphill

3rd – The Anchor, Knaphill

Best kept community (shared) garden

1st – Homeworth House, Woking

2nd – Brockhill Sheltered Housing Scheme, Goldsworth Park

3rd – Consort Court, Woking

Best school environmental garden – sponsored by Lansbury Business Estate

Winner – The Park School, Woking

Special award for best new entrant – sponsored by Squires Garden Centre

Winner – Gail Green, West Byfleet

Best Wildlife Garden – organised by Woking LA21, sponsored by Woking Borough Council

1st – Bev Ayton, St Johns

2nd – Wendy Osborne, Woking

3rd – The Park School, Woking

Allotment Awards

Tunis Cup for best allotment site in Woking Borough

1st – Knaphill Allotment Association

2nd – Derry’s Field Allotments

3rd – Horsell Allotment Society

Ted Smith Shield for best cultivated plot in the Borough

1st – Mrs Janet Hodges, West Byfleet Allotments

2nd – Mr and Mrs Charman, Derry’s Field Allotments

3rd – Mr Jeff Perrin, Winern Glebe Allotments

Ashley Slocock Cup for best cultivated plot by a lady

1st – Mrs Linda Jaquenoud, Knaphill Allotments

2nd – Mrs Janet Hodges, West Byfleet Allotments

3rd – Mrs Marie Williams, Knaphill Allotments

Benstead Scroll for best cultivated plot by someone over 70 years old

1st – Mr John Arkinstall, Goldsworth Park Allotments

2nd – Mr Francis Maher, Knaphill Allotments

3rd – Mr Chris Kersley, Knaphill Allotments

Leam Challenge Shield for best newly cultivated plot

1st – Mrs Sarah de Mul, Horsell Allotment Society

2nd – Mrs Jo Haward, Knaphill Allotments

3rd – Mr and Mrs Razey, Derry’s Field Allotments

For more information about the Woking in Bloom competition, or to register your interest in next year’s competition, contact Woking Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Manager, Andy Calfe, on 01483 743451 or email andy.calfe@woking.gov.uk. For further information about council-owned allotment sites, visit www.woking.gov.uk/allotments

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