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Guildford in Bloom

Guildford in Bloom brings together community groups, businesses, schools and residents to promote imaginative ways to make the town and surrounding areas look their best and champion Guildford's natural environment. Take a look at some of the stunning gardens that won awards in 2019.

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Gardening competition 2019

The awards ceremony for Guildford in Bloom took place on 17 September at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

The 2019 winners in each category are:

Winner

Category

Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School

Best in Category - School in Bloom

Ken and Patricia Comerford

Best in Category - Container Garden

Andrew Wells

Best in Category - Wildlife Garden

Small Blue Stepping Stones Project

Best in Category - Site for Nature Conservation

Gomshall Mill

Best in Category - Best Pub in Bloom

Les and Stella Hind

Best in Category - Allotment/Kitchen Garden

Daisy Shearer - University of Surrey

Best in Category - Student Garden Showcase

Janet Bangs

Best in Category - Front Garden

Palmer's Lodge Flower Garden Community Project

Best in Category - Neighbourhood Project

Headway Surrey

Best Themed Garden

Les and Stella Hind

Best in Competition (for their stunning allotment)

Les and Stella Hind Best in Competition - allotment
Janet Bangs - Best Front Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above: left to right, Les and Stella Hind's allotment, winner of Best in Competition; Janet Bangs - Best Front Garden.

Gomshall Mill
Best Student Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above: left to right, Gomshall Mill, Best Pub in Bloom; Daisy Shearer - Student Garden Showcase.

Palmers Lodge - Neighbourhood project
Best themed garden - Headway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above: left to right, Palmer's Lodge Flower Garden Community Project, Best Neighbourhood Project; Headway, Best Themed Garden.

Andrew Wells Wildlife Garden
Ken and Patricia Comerford - Best container garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above: left to right, Andrew Wells - Best Wildlife Garden; Ken and Patricia Comerford - Best Container Garden.

Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School - Best School
Best nature conservation - Small Blue

Pictured above: left to right, Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School, Best School in Bloom; Small Blue Stepping Stones Project - Best Site for Nature Conservation.

School Gardening Competition 2019

The Mayor of Guildford Cllr Richard Billington gave out awards to the winners of the School Gardening Competition 2019 at a ceremony at Clandon Park Garden Centre on 19 June.

More schools than ever took part in this year's competition themed 'The Colours of Summer'.

Children cultivated an array of enchanting gardens with a subtle mix of interpretation on the theme, including 'summer' spelled out in plants and a bee-friendly patch.

This year's winners are:

Ash Grange Primary School - Gold
Burpham Primary School - Gold
Glenesk School - Gold
Gosden House School - Gold
Guildford Nursery School and Children's Centre - Silver Gilt
Jigsaw School (Cranleigh) - Gold
Kings College for the Arts and Technology - Gold
Lanesborough Pre-Prep - Gold
Pirbright Village Primary School - Gold
Pond Meadow School - Silver Gilt
St Nicolas C of E Infant School - Silver Gilt
Stoughton Infant School - Silver Gilt
Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School - Gold (Best in Competition)
Wood Street Infant School - Silver Gilt
Worplesdon Primary School - Gold

For more information, contact the Guildford in Bloom Coordinator, Lysandra McCulloch lysandra.mcculloch@guildford.gov.uk  or 01483 444715.

Sponsors for Guildford in Bloom

If you would like to become a Guildford in Bloom Sponsor, please download a copy of our sponsors' application form from the Downloads on this page.

Guildford in Bloom gives you an excellent opportunity to promote your business while helping us keep the borough blooming.

You can sponsor a category, or become the major sponsor for the event.

Become a Guildford in Bloom Committee Member

We are seeking new Committee Members and volunteers to help with Guildford in Bloom.

Find out more on our Volunteering to help with Guildford in Bloom page. For more information, please email parks@guildford.gov.uk or telephone 01483 444715.