RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Albert Griffin
Chair of Governors at St Augustine's Catholic Academy,
Finalist in RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017

About Albert

Come rain or shine, Albert and his proud gardening club members work hard in the garden every Monday afternoon to weed the bed, fill the pots and water the plants. Albert has helped the children to find a sense of independence and confidence while building new friendships with others. Albert is incredibly dedicated to the school garden, ensuring the plants are watered over the holidays and even purchasing new features from his own money. 

Judges' comments

“Albert is such an inspiration. Despite coming into gardening later in life, he really understands the positive difference it can make to young people. There aren’t many other clubs available at the school so it’s great that gardening is there for them thanks to him.”

Albert's entry video


See the profiles of our other finalists:
David Nicol
Ed Bond
Helen Price

View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2016

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

We've won awards!

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