Build a home competition


Win a year’s free membership to RHS Gardens Wisley!

Children’s Build a Home for Wildlife Competition to win one-year membership to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens is open for entries!

As part of our 20th birthday celebrations, ThamesWey is running a competition for children in Woking to build a home your favourite wildlife. The three winning wildlife homes will be awarded one-year membership to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens, which includes the RHS Gardens at Wisley.

To be in for a chance of winning, we are asking primary school aged children living or going school in Woking to build a home for a wild animal or animals of your choice in either your own garden, in a family members garden or on your balcony.

Examples of what these homes could be include:

  • Hedgehog homes
  • Bug hotels
  • Solitary bee holes
  • Butterfly houses
  • Frog/ toad hideaways
  • Bird boxes

The homes can mimic naturally occurring piles of wood, small logs & leaves or be purpose built for your favourite wild animal or animals. Photo examples are in the images above.





There are three ages categories for the competition with one Royal Horticultural Society membership available for the winner of each category.
The categories follow the school years:

  1. Reception, years 1 and 2
  2. Years 3 and 4
  3. Years 5 and 6

The entries will be judged based on the suitability of the home for the animal or animals chosen and if the description gives a reason why that animal was chosen. With gardens playing a vital role in providing habitats for wildlife, we hope that you will take part in the competition and provide a home for wildlife particularly for the winter season.

To enter, please complete the entry form below by Monday 14th October.

Thank you for taking part in the competition. If you enjoyed building a home for a wild animal, you may also be interested in taking part in the annual Woking in Bloom competition which includes a category for best wildlife garden or visiting Natural Woking to find out about other biodiversity initiatives in the area.