Budding Gardeners 2016 Results

View the entries and results from the competition at RHS Garden Wisley

Over the May half-term 46 'out-of-this-world' mini show gardens popped up at RHS Garden Wisley for our annual Budding Gardeners competition.

Pupils and students from London and the South East were given the challenge of designing a one meter by one meter garden that fitted this year's theme - Rocket Science!

Over two planting days, Wisley was transformed to another universe as aliens, planets, rockets and several Tim Peakes were installed in the mini gardens.

Expert judges from the RHS and this year's sponsor, The Rotary Club of Guildford, awarded each garden with a gold, silver or bronze medal and chose the winners of six coveted awards. Throughout the May half-term visitors to RHS Garden Wisley were also invited to vote for their favourite garden which was awarded the People's Choice Award.

Scroll down to view the amazing entries and results:

Bosham Primary School

"Tim's View"
People's Choice Award, Judge's Award and Gold Medal

Audley Primary School

"Audley's Garden...It Is Rocket Science!"
Best in Show Acorn Award (Early Years - Key Stage 2) and Gold Medal

Corelli College

"Space is the Place"
Best in Show Oak Award (Key Stage 3 - 5) and Gold Medal

Frimley C of E School

"Frimley's Rocket Garden"
Curator's Award and Gold Medal

The Hawthorns School

"Unidentified Flying Cabbages?"
Green Award and Gold Medal

John Ruskin Primary School

"Ground Control to Major Tomato"
Most Original Award and Gold Medal

Alton Convent School

"Intergalactic"
Gold Medal

Applemore College

"21 Pilots 2016"
Silver Medal

Balgowan Primary School

"Sitting in a Tin Can, Far Above the World"
Silver Medal

Barnes Primary School

"Blast Off!"
Silver Medal

Bethany School

"Out of Darkness Comes Light"
Gold Medal

Bromley High School

"Out of this World"
Gold Medal

The Brook Infants School

"No Space for Home"
Gold Medal

Chewton Common Playgroup

"5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off"
Gold Medal

Chorleywood Primary School

"The Galactic Galaxy"
Silver Medal

Claygate Primary School

"Rocket Garden takes off from Wisley!"
Gold Medal

Cranmer Primary School

"3-2-1 Go Eco!...To Infinity and Beyond!"
Silver Medal

Epsom Downs Primary School

"Alien Adventures"
Gold Medal

Fetcham Village Infant School

"No Rocket Science"
Silver Medal

Freemantles School

"Is it Rocket Science?"
Gold Medal

Granton Primary School

"Out of this World!"
Gold Medal

The Havell Homeschool

"A Peake into Space"
Silver Medal

Herne C of E Junior School

"Beyond the Stars"
Gold Medal

Hook Junior School

"Journey into the Milky Way"
Gold Medal

Manby Lodge Infant School

"Intergalactic Space Garden"
Gold Medal

Mayhill Junior School

"Life on Mars"
Gold Medal

Mill Lane Community Primary School

"Unravelling the Mystery of the Black Hole"
Gold Medal

Newlands Girls' School

"A Rocketing Good Thyme"
Gold Medal

Overton Grange School Academy

"Lunar Landscapes"
Gold Medal

Park Wood Schools Federation

"Ground Control to Major Tom..."
Gold Medal

The Pilgrims' School

"Cosmic Cultivation"
Gold Medal

Sayes Court Primary School

"Reach for the Stars"
Gold Medal

Shaftesbury Park Primary School

"Gardening on a Distant Planet"
Gold Medal

Shinfield St Mary's C of E Junior School

"Rocket Recycled"
Gold Medal

St Andrew's C of E Primary School

"Spectacular Space"
Silver Medal

St John's Primary School

"St John's Primary Spacetacular Launch Pad"
Gold Medal

St Mary's & St John's Primary School

"Wonders of Space"
Gold Medal

St Michael's C of E Junior School

"Ground Control to Major Tim"
Gold Medal

Stanford in the Vale C of E Primary School

"Alien Planting"
Gold Medal

Torridon Infants School

"The Astonishing Astronomical Alien Space Garden"
Silver Medal

Townley Grammar School

"Rocket Science"
Silver Medal

Trafalgar Infants School

"Life in Space"
Gold Medal

Wateringbury C of E Primary School

"Self-sufficient Space"
Gold Medal

West Chiltington Community School

"Interstellar Flora"
Gold Medal

Wildern Secondary School

"A Rocket's Journey"
Gold Medal

The Wyvern Special Needs School

"Moore Spacious!"
Gold Medal


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Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards