RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Tallis Inger-Flecker
14 years old from Writhlington School, Somerset
KS3/P7-S2 Winner

About Tallis

A valued member of the Writhlington Orchid Project, Tallis has an incredible passion for horticulture which she uses to inspire and teach other students in how to grow and propagate some of the best orchids in the UK. In her spare time she works with the Bristol Aquarium to design and create beautiful orchid displays for visitors to enjoy.

Judges' comments

“Tallis seems destined to work in botany in her future with plants, and has clearly already been an important part of some fabulous work with her school."

"What a dedicated and knowledgable student, she is on the path to doing so many wonderful things for plant conservation.”

"Tallis clearly knows a great deal about orchids and her passion for them really comes across. She's definitely got a bright future ahead of her, with maybe even more RHS Gold medals!"

Tallis' entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Fraser White
Jermaine Pennant Dennis
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

We've won awards!

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