RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Beth Stroud
16 years old from Todmorden High School, West Yorkshire
K4/S3-4 Winner

About Beth

Beth is an impassioned gardener who has been invaluable in helping to build a peace garden in loving memory of a student who sadly passed away. Putting in extra hours after school, Beth has worked in all weathers to help keep the project to schedule. She has also been instrumental in gathering equipment for the garden by borrowing from others, contacting local companies and even carrying her own tools across town!

Judges' comments

“Beth has a solid horticultural understanding, and her knowledge is diverse. I loved seeing how hard she works, and that she really takes the initiative and has made school gardening much more important at her school.”

"She's got such a huge amount of apssion and dedicaiton for gardening at her school. The fact that she has used her own initiative to obtain resources and funding for the garden project is amazing to see."

"It's inspiring to see how Beth encourages her fellow pupils to help in garden."

Beth's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Fraser White
Jermaine Pennant Dennis
Tallis Inger-Flecker

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Alice Saxton
Jamie Akehurst
Liam Smith

KS2/P3-6 Finalists
Cody Marie Cass
Sam Bristow
Tyler Boorer

KS3/P7-S2 Finalists
Luke Robertson
Mack Thomas
Tom Treves

KS4/S2-3 Finalists
Ivanira Dos Santos
Liam Richardson
Rhys Bradbury

View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2016

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

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