RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Jamie Akehurst
7 years old from The Chalet School, Swindon
KS1/P1-2 Finalist

About Jamie

Jamie is passionate about gardening, wildlife and sustainability and loves to spend him time outside in the school’s wonderful garden. Every Friday at 1pm, Jamie can be found waiting at the garden gate, ready to go in and check on the potatoes or water the other crops. He is always learning more and is using the garden to develop a number of other skills to help him in the future.

Judges' comments

“How wonderful to see a child becoming so well engaged with a garden, when classroom activities are clearly a struggle it is clear that being outdoors and in touch with horticulture is helping Jamie to develop.”

"You can tell how much Jamie enjoys gardening and he such a great deal of knowledge for someone so young!"

Jamie's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Fraser White
Jermaine Pennant Dennis
Tallis Inger-Flecker
Beth Stroud

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Alice Saxton
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

We've won awards!

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