Guildford in Bloom - #GIB2020
This year the Guildford in Bloom gardening competition and school gardening competition have been organised via social media. We received a total of 138 entries and 698 photographs. Take a look at the winning entries!
The winners in each of our competition categories are:
- #gardencolour - Karen Robinson
- #wildlife - Julie Shaw
- #vegetables - The Clink Charity at HMP Send
- #wonkyveg - Linda Stewart
- #bloomingkids - Isabel and Daniel
Above left: Karen Robinson for the Garden Colour category; above right: Julie Shaw for the Wildlife category.
Above left: The Clink Charity at HMP Send for the Vegetables category; above right: Linda Stewart for the Wonky Veg category.
Our competition winner, Karen Robinson, receives a £60 RHS Wisley gift voucher. All category winners will receive an engraved slate to hang in their gardens.
Winners of Guildford's Blooming Kids
The winners of Guildford's Blooming Kids category are sister and brother, Isabel and Daniel. They are pupils at Wonersh and Shamley Green School. During lockdown they turned an unused section of their garden into a superb garden oasis, growing all sorts of vegetables and flowers. They win a family ticket to RHS Wisley.
Sponsors for Guildford in Bloom
- Barker and Stonehouse
- Chapters Financial
- University of Surrey
- Tunsgate Quarter
- Levanter Developments
- Clandon Park Garden Centre
- Experience Guildford
- Guildford Allotments Society
- Mount Alvernia Hospital
- Pub Watch
- Guildford Borough Council
- BBC Radio Surrey, Joe Talbot
- Guildford Shakespeare Company
- Vantage Point Magazine
- Visit Guildford
- Lauren Beckwith
- Guildford Fringe
- Guildford Beekeepers
- Albury Vineyard
- Vivace Chorus
- Suki's School Gardening Award - in memory of Suki Lowres*
*Suki Lowres was a dedicated and cheerful member of the Guildford in Bloom Committee for many years and particularly enjoyed engaging with schools. She died in 2018 and her family will be helping to sponsor the Schools in Bloom gardening competition in her name.
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.
Video showing Guildford in Bloom 2019 winners
Take a look at our Guildford in Bloom and Schools in Bloom 2019 round-up of all the winning gardens and allotments, plus the winners collecting their awards at the ceremony held in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
Become a Guildford in Bloom Committee Member
Find out more on our Volunteering to help with Guildford in Bloom page. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01483 444715.
Guildford in Bloom volunteers
Find out about becoming a Guildford in Bloom volunteer on our Volunteering to help with Guildford in Bloom page.
Renting an allotment
Guildford Allotments Society manages 14 sites in and around Guildford in partnership with Guildford Borough Council.
If you are interested in renting an allotment then please apply online.