RHS Budding Gardeners 2018 Results

See this year's fantastic entries!

Over the May half-term, 40 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 metre by one metre garden. The theme for this year's entries was ' A Wildlife Garden'.

Expert judges from the RHS awarded each garden with a gold or silver medal and chose the winners of the 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. Almost 3,000 votes were cast and here are the results:

First place: "Hedgehog's Wildlife Garden" by Bentley C of E Primary School
Second place: "Halley Hotel" by The Halley Academy
Third place: "Bee-friendly Garden" by Bagshot Infant School 

Scroll down to see the rest of the results:

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

The Royal High Junior School
Paradise for Wildlife
 

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

Overton Grange School
Wildlife Wonderland

Green Award and Gold Medal

Frimley C of E School
A Home for Every Critter

Most Original Award and Gold Medal

Freemantles School
A Window on Wildlife

Sponsor's Award and Gold Medal

Alton Infant School
Air, Land and Sea B&B

The Wisley Curator’s Award and Gold Medal

Claygate Primary School
Walk on the Wild Side
 

Gold medallists

Bagshot Infant School
Bee-friendly Garden


 
Bentley C of E Primary School, Winner of the People's Choice Award
Hedgehog's Wildlife Garden


 
Bethany School
Animal Attraction


 
Clophill Preschool
Nature and Nurture


 
Conisborough College (Progress Unit)
Mother Nature's Garden Party


 
Granton Primary School
Homes for All


 
The Halley Academy
Halley Hotel


  
Malden Parochial C of E Primary School
A Wildlife Wonderland


 
Mill Lane Community Primary School
Insect City


 
Northfields Infants and Nursery School
The Enchanted Minibeast World


 
Park Wood Schools Federation
Buggington Towers


 
Petham Primary School
Petham's Wildlife Wonderland


 
Shinfield St Mary's C of E Junior School
Bee Kind


 
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
Circle of Wildlife


 
St Giles Church of England Infant School
St Giles' Wildlife Pitstop


 
Stanford in the Vale C of E Primary School
Nurture Nature and Welcome Wildlife

Silver medallists

Alton School
Wild Britain


 
The Ashcombe School
Everyone is Welcome


 
Broadwater Primary School
Habitat Reboot


 
Chewton Common Playgroup
Buzzy Bees


 
Countess Anne C of E Academy
Healthy Grub for All


 
Croydon High (Junior) School
Having a Wild Thyme Recycling


 
Hawksmoor School
Hawksmoor's Heavenly Habitat


 
Hemdean House School
Garden 4 Wildlife


 
Holland Park Pre Prep School and Day Nursery
Peter Rabbit Garden


 
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
God's Garden


 
Lovelace Primary School
Where The Wild Things Are


 
Robin Hood Primary School
Welcome Wildlife!


 
Torridon Infant and Nursery School
Where The Wild Things Are


 
Townley Grammar School
Save the Bees


 
Trafalgar Infant School
Beautiful Butterflies


 
Wateringbury School
Bluebell Hollow


 
Wildern Secondary School
The Journey


 
Wood End School
The Worms of Wood End


 

About Budding Gardeners

Find out more about the competition here

We've won awards!

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