RHS Young School Gardeners of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Cameron Harris
16 years old from Mayfield School, Paignton
KS4/S3-4 Finalist

About Cameron

Described as a 'gardening powerhouse' Cameron is the driving force behind the school’s transformation of their vegetable garden. His ability to see through a problem, be it a lack of funding or resources, has spurred the whole of the sixth form on to reuse and recycle.

Judges' comments

"Cameron is an impressive young gardener who, alongside developing his own skills outdoors, has made the garden at Mayfield into a wheelchair-friendly, accessible place for all students. He passes on his skills and clearly enthuses others with a love of gardening, too."

"We need more people like Cameron - such an inspiring story! The garden is a place for him to relax and chill out if he's having a bad day and he seems to have passed his positive 'can-do' attitude on to the rest of the school. A 'powerhouse' indeed!"

Cameron's entry video


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