RHS Budding Gardeners 2017 Results

See this year's fantastic entries!

Over the May half-term, 37 adventurous mini show gardens were planted up at RHS Garden Wisley by school children for our annual Budding Gardeners competition.

The pupils, from schools across London and the South East, were given the challenge of designing a one meter by one meter garden. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Enid Blyton’s popular book series, this year’s Budding Gardeners theme was The Famous Five go on an Adventure!

Expert judges from the RHS and our competition sponsor, The Rotary Club of Guildford, awarded each garden with a gold or silver 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 see the results:

Best in Show Acorn Award (Early Years – KS2) and Gold Medal

Herne C of E Junior School
The Famous Five-a-Day

Best in Show Oak Award (KS3 – 5) and Gold Medal

Alton Convent School
Five Picnic at the Beach

Green Award and Gold Medal

Shinfield St Mary’s Junior School
Five Sense Adventure


Most Original Award and Gold Medal
And The People’s Choice Award

Banstead Community Junior School
The Famous Five Pack their Cases


Rotary in Guildford Sponsor’s Award and Gold Medal

Mayhill Junior School
Adventures on the way to Sky Island


The Wisley Curator’s Award and Gold Medal

Trent C of E Primary
Famous Five Go Jurassic

Gold medallists

Alton Infant School
Five Travel the World

Bethany School
Five Go Off to Treasure Island

Chorleywood Primary School
Pockets of Flowers and Lashings of Hillocks

Conisborough College (Progress Unit)
Where is Timmy?

Corelli College Cooperative Academy
Five Find an Exploratorium

Coulson Homeschool
The Adventure of the Incredible Edibles

Freemantles School
Five Go on a Garden Treasure Hunt

Frimley C of E School
Spying on the Famous Five

Granton Primary School
Five Go to Wisley

Hawksmoor School
The Famous Five Go Green on an Island of Treasures

Hobletts Manor Infant & Nursery School
Five on a Treasure Island

Our Lady of The Rosary Catholic Primary
Five Find Green Treasure

Stanford in the Vale C of E Primary
Magical Adventures of the Wish a Dream Tree

Toad Hall Nursery
Toad Hall Treasure Island

Treehouse School
Treasure Island

Wateringbury School
Set Yourself Free for Fun and Adventure in our Garden


Silver medallists

Alderbrook Primary School
One Way or Another

Byron Court School
Five Venture upon Byron Cove

Chewton Common Playgroup
Corfe or Kirrin?

Croydon High School
The Famous Five Go Camping the CHS Way!

The Hawthorns School
Island Adventures

Hemdean House School
Five Go on a Gardening Adventure

Lovelace Primary School
Adventure Island

Malden Parochial Primary School
Island of Adventures

Meadow Primary School
Five Discover a Hidden Cave

Mill Lane Community Primary
Five Find Danger at Rock Lighthouse

Northaw Primary
Five Hunt for Clues

Shenfield High School
Treasure Island

St Andrew’s C of E Primary
Five Discover the Golden Garden

Townley Grammar School
The Famous Flowers

Trafalgar Infant School
Five Go Wild

About Budding Gardeners

Find out more about the competition here

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