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