RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

David Nicol
Science Teacher at The Good Shepherd Centre, Bishopton
RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017 Winner

About David

The Good Shepherd Centre is a Secure Unit for vulnerable young people offering them positive life experiences and a strong education. David has worked consistently hard with the young people at the centre, helping them to achieve a number of awards and also increase their knowledge of the environment and the different plants and produce they can grow. He has been an inspiration, opening doors to a world these young people have never seen and giving them key citizenship skills to prepare them for the future.

Judges' comments

“David has a real drive to improve the lives of the young people that he works with. You can tell that he has been the real driving force to get gardening established at The Good Shepherd Centre and that he has aspirations to change the world through gardening and horticulture.”

David's entry video


See the profiles of our other finalists:
Albert Griffin
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