RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Fraser White
10 years old from Dairsie Primary School, Fife
Overall winner of RHS Young School Gardener of the Year and KS2/P3-6 Winner

About Fraser

Previously suffering from anger issues, Fraser has developed a love for the outdoors and shown a huge commitment to the school garden, enthusiastically growing a range of fruit and veg. As well as working hard in the school garden, he has also approached members of the community including a local nursery to get everyone involved in growing. 

Judges' comments

“Fraser is a knowledgeable and inspirational young man, who has not only used gardening to improve his own behaviour, but has put endless energy into getting involved in community horticulture locally as well. How wonderful to see what a difference gardening has made to his life.”

"Fraser shows a great pride in what he and the school have achieved through gardening. He's a complete natural in mentoring young pupils and passing on his skills. Overall, he is a fantastic school gardener."

"Such a confident and knowledgeable young man! You really get a sense of his dedication to gardening in his school and local community."

Fraser's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Jermaine Pennant Dennis
Tallis Inger-Flecker
Beth Stroud

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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Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards