RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Helen Price
Administrator at Woolaston Primary School, Gloucestershire
Finalist in RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2017

About Helen

Over the past 25 years, Helen has taught generations of four and five year olds the fundamental aspects of gardening at Woolaston Primary. Helen retired from teaching at the school last year and has since set up an afterschool gardening club which is constantly oversubscribed. Her latest project is reclaiming an old swimming pool site to transform into a productive garden for the whole school. Her love for gardening is infectious and her determination and resilience make her a great role model for the pupils.

Judges' comments

“Helen is so dedicated to gardening at Woolaston Primary School that I don’t think there is anything that can stop her! Over her more than 25 years at the school Helen has helped the school to achieve so much and I don’t doubt that she will continue to do so for as long as she is able.”

Helen's entry video


See the profiles of our other finalists:
David Nicol
Albert Griffin
Ed Bond

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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