Garden Competition 2018

Woburn Sands Garden Competition 2018 is sponsored by Frosts Garden Centre.

Nominations for front and back gardens, hanging baskets and pots need to be sent to the clerk on 01908 585368.

Judging Date: 24th July 

Front Gardens

FIRST 27 Hardwick Road
A beautiful well maintained garden, borders full of manicured shrubs around the edges. The garden contains a number of very colourful beds and borders with a variety of plants all in full flower. To the side of the bungalow is Grandma's garden with a table set for tea, a delight to walk around.

First Front Garden 

SECOND Theydon Lodge
A long very colourful wide border the length of the drive containing a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous plants all in full flower, a very large colourful pink hydrangea begins the border near the garden gate and all the border can be seem from the footpath and a delight to be seen

Second Front Garden 

THIRD 75 Elm Grove
Sadly the lawn this year was parched grass in places but in other years this lawn has been well manicured and a pleasure to see, the border at the back of the lawn is full colourful shrubs that are all neatly trimmed, shaped and well care for, at the base of the border are two rows of colourful Begonia semperflorens

3rd Front Garden

Back Gardens

FIRST 5 Badgers Holt
A square lawn is surrounded on all sides with very colourful borders containing shrubs, herbaceous plants in flower, fruit trees and soft fruit plants are grown along another side of the lawn. At the top of the garden near the garden shed is a beautiful area, planted with a mixture of hosta's, ferns and herbs, a large lavender in full flower is planted to attract bees and butterflies, in front of the shed were beautiful large lilies all in full flower . Near the house are a mass of very full colourful bedding plants in window boxes, containers and hanging baskets, The garden is very well care for and is a credit to its owners who can be proud of their garden

1sr Back Garden 

SECOND 31 Theydon Avenue A well maintained garden, with a stunning architectural feature dividing the garden from the lawn area through the arch to a second garden containing a well maintained pond full of beautiful fish, over which is a wooden bridge to a secluded garden. All border shrubs and trees are very well shaped and maintained

2nd Back Garden 

THIRD 8 Ridgeway
A large back garden with a colourful border near the summer house which had been planted to attract butterflies, bees and wildlife in general, surrounded by mature shrubs, colourful containers and baskets on the patio

3rd Back Garden 


FIRST 75 Elm Grove
A beautiful well maintained basket containing maroon coloured petunias, fuchsias and blue, white and purple lobelia the shape was perfectly balanced almost the shape of a diamond, a delight to see

First Hanging Basket 

SECOND  6 Drayhorse Crescent

 A very colouful basket containing maroon coloured Calibrachoa, that resemble small petunias, planted underneath the basket was a striking planted container with the same coloured plants and in front were several very striking colouful bushy petunias

2nd Hanging Basket 


THIRD The WeathercockPub
A brilliant splash of very colourful baskets that catch the eye of everyone that drives up Station Road, 1 basket in particular stood out hanging by the back door containing purple, white and yellow striped petunias, a very full colourful basket

3rd Hanging Basket 

Special and Community Awards

With very colourful, large well maintained containers and hanging baskets adorn the building each summer and area a credit to those who provide them and to those who have the daily task of maintaining them, they must bring joy to residents and their visitors. The judges made this award because they felt that this annual splash of colour enhances the whole community, the High Street and Station Road and each year the owners seem to add just a few more bedding plants in some corner or another

Special Award 

Once again this award is made to the residents who maintain their "little bit"and are all very different. It's a difficult site to maintain due to its sloping nature. There are some very colourful beds and borders, one garden had recycled hanging containers that caught the judges eye planted with bedding plants. The whole site is a credit to the residents who maintain the gardens

Community Award