RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019

Supported by Hartley Botanic


Meet our School Gardeners of the Year 2019!

We're delighted to announce the winners of this year's competition. 

Find out their stories below, and discover our other incredible finalists.

Our overall winners will receive a Hartley Botanic greenhouse or patio glasshouse, up to £500 in vouchers, a visit from TV gardener, Frances Tophill...and more!

RHS Young School Gardener of the Year

William Rae (aged 11) from Edinburgh Academy Junior School set up a garlic growing competition for students at his school, to encourage them to get involved in the garden.

RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year

Michelle Jones is a 'mum on a mission' who has breathed new life into the gardening club at her sons' school, and set up a thriving community garden near the flats where she lives.

RHS School Gardening Team of the Year

The gardening team at Springhallow Special School have created a beautiful garden in an urban area and set up a cafe in their school to sell the produce they grow and learn skills for the future.

We've won awards!

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