RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Liam Richardson
15 years old from The Endeavour School, Essex
KS4/S-4 Finalist

About Liam

The Endeavour School, a Special Needs School, introduced gardening into the curriculum last year. With years of experience of working in the family allotment, Liam has first rate knowledge, ability and enthusiasm which he passes onto other pupils. He works well independently and as part of a team, excelling at digging up weeds and trimming back overgrown trees. He regularly brings his home-grown produce into school to share with others and present in assemblies.

Judges' comments

“It is clear to see how good it is for Liam to get involved with the plants and the earth, and he obviously loves to share his knowledge with others.”

"It's amazing that he has responsibility for an allotment at a young age - no mean feat! Liam clearly loves gardening and has a desire to share it with whoever he can."

Liam'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
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
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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