RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017
Supported by Gabriel Ash
14 years old from Writhlington School, Somerset
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.
“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