RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Luke Robertson
11 years old from The Academy Selsey, West Sussex
KS3/P7-S2 Finalist

About Luke

Having helped his family with gardening activities in the past, Luke was quick to join the gardening project when he started at The Academy Selsey last year. He is intensely curious about growing and regularly takes seeds and plants home to grow on, often with mixed success. He is eager to learn and has a keen interest in growing crops and cooking with them.  

Judges' comments

“Luke comes across as a genuinely enthusiastic and keen gardener, so it is great to see that his school have given him this opportunity.”

"Luke's a very dedicated school gardener, urning up every Friday and even going in during school holidays! He's got a lot of gardening skill and has a great sense of the wonder of growing plants."

Luke'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
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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