RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2016

Molly Hall
14 years old from Collingwood College, Camberley
KS3/P7-S2 Winner  

About Molly

The daughter of a plantsman, Molly’s achievements are numerous. From discovering a new variety of heather and producing over 1,000 plants, to being asked to propagate plants from the National Heather Collection and from Plant Heritage’s Threatened Plant Program. Molly has recently ventured into garden design and created a design for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as part of her Project GCSE.

Judges' comments

“Molly demonstrated enormous talent in garden design, creating a stunning solution for greening up grey spaces. I think she would have a strong career in design if this was the patch she wanted to take.”
“Molly has a natural way with plants and her propagating skills are stellar. She is also a very kind individual who has gone out of her way to protect and propagate a heather that was obviously so sentimental to Elsie.”
“For a 14 year old, Molly is an absolute inspiration. She is already an expert in the propagation and conservation of heathers and is now excelling in garden design. She has a very bright future ahead.”

Molly's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Fred Wilcox
Kenzo Marbrow-Wright
Matthew Cossins

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Alice Smallman
Harrison Coombs
Louisa Mossman

KS2/P3-6 Finalists
Imani Fenton-Roach
Jack Hazell
Rosanna Wright

KS3/P7-S2 Finalists
Dylan Ayling
Eòghainn Simpson
Jess Buckle

KS4/S2-3 Finalists
Keri Kerr
Liam Luckhurst
Thomas McBride

View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

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