Schools' Wildlife Homes Competition

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

About the competition:

Schools and youth groups (up to 11 years) in London and the South East are invited to get creative and design a wildlife home for display at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival from Monday 4 - Saturday 9 July 2022.

Whether you choose to build a bug hotel, bee hive, dormouse nest, bird box, butterfly or hedgehog house, we want you to get your creative minds whirring for this year's Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival!

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Who can enter?

Entries are welcome from all schools and youth groups (up to age 11 or year 6) from London and the South East (Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey).

Schools must be also registered with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. If you're not registered yet, click here.

There is no fee for entry. Only one entry per school is permitted.


Take a look through the images below to start gathering ideas for the competition!


Want a blast from the past?

Have a look at some of the previous entries and winners of the Hampton Court schools' competition:

Schools' Scarecrows 2016 - Rocket Science
Schools' Scarecrows 2017 - A Walk on the Wild Side
Schools' Scarecrows 2018 - You Are What You Eat

Key contact for this competition:

If you have any questions please do not hesitiate to get in touch.

Natalie Gearing, Deputy Shows Manager
Tel: 020 7821 3335

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