No Adults Allowed Gardening Competition

In a historic first, children took over the RHS Feature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. The garden was designed by children, for children.

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We have extended the competition deadline to ensure everyone gets a chance to enter. Please fill in the submission form by 5pm on Friday 26 July. We will announce the winner in September.

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What's it all about?

Pupils from Sulivan Primary School in London worked with garden designer Harry Holding to create the brief and design for their very own show garden. The pupils chose to design a No Adults Allowed Garden, a safe space for children to learn, play and explore.

To celebrate the garden, we are asking children and young people across the UK to design their own No Adults Allowed Garden. If you're a primary school, enter to be in with the chance of winning £1,000 which will help to bring their ideas to life within their school grounds.

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How to take part

  1. First things first, sign up.
  2. Use the teachers' notes and youth design booklet in your resource pack to guide your pupils through the creative design process.
  3. The work scheme will help your pupils to each design a garden, and then construct a mini garden. You may want to create a whole-class garden that incorporates all the children’s best ideas.
  4. Photograph your mini garden(s) and submit your entry, for the chance to receive £1,000 worth of National Garden Gift Vouchers.
  5. Submissions can be made via the submission form. Our panel of judges will pick 25 winners once the competition has closed.

Entries can be submitted until 5pm on Friday 26 July 2024. Winners will be announced in September.


We are now out of printed No Adults Allowed packs, but you can still take part using the digital resources below.


Who can take part? 

This project is designed for primary school pupils registered with the Campaign for School Gardening. 

If your school is not a primary school you are still welcome to download the resources and adapt these materials to suit your pupils, however you will not be eligible to enter the competition.

Why take part? 

Gardening and connecting with nature has a wide range of benefits for young people.

As well as offering an entry point into growing, this project is youth-led and gives young people the chance to develop their life skills and to voice their ideas, opinions and thoughts.

This is an exercise in creative thinking - pupils can think freely, explore their imagination and problem-solve using the power of plants.

Find out more about the garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024:

Terms and conditions

Before entering the competition, please read and review our terms and conditions.