RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Ellie Micklewright
Aged 15, Newport Girls High School Academy Trust, Shropshire
Overall winner of RHS Young School Gardener of the Year and KS4/S3-4 Winner

About Ellie

Ellie's passion for the great outdoors led her to start a weekly school gardening club from scratch, with very little equipment or resources. Under her own initiative she secured funding and has since gone on to organise and plan all gardening club activities and projects. She now has a committed team of 40 students who regularly attend gardening sessions.

Judges' comments

“An inspirational young lady who has shown dedication and enthusiasm to develop a gardening club and improve the schools grounds. Her all round knowledge and skills will hopefully set her on a path in horticulture.”

"What an inspiring young woman! The determination, vision and hard work she has put into her school garden is nothing short of miraculous. We need more Ellie’s in the world."

Ellie's entry video


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