RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2015

Noah Darch
8 years old from Fourfields Community Primary School in Yaxley, Peterborough
KS2/P3-6 Finalist

About Noah

Noah has been a member of the gardening club since he was in Reception and is now a Head Gardener at the school. Over the years, Noah has picked up lots of invaluable gardening knowledge and skills including potting, sowing seeds, pricking out seedling, planting, taking cuttings, watering, recycling waste to make compost and how to use tools safely.

Noah is a born leader and love to keep things organised. Every lunchtime he can be found in his wellies in the garden alongside his best friend a fellow Head Gardener, Isabelle. Noah is very kind and patient with the younger members of the gardening club and is a very capable mentor. He welcomes new members and works collaboratively on any task.

Judges’ comments

“Noah possesses a unique talent for teaching younger children which is incredible for his age. In his film, he showed great ownership of the school garden, and pride in everything he did.”

“You have all it takes to become an excellent teacher and horticulturist. Simply, brilliant.”

“Noah is a fantastic ambassador for his school, and should be rightly proud of his work in inspiring younger pupils with his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening. We need more young gardeners like Noah!”

“Noah’s enthusiasm and commitment abounds, he is a born leader and his passion to share his information with others is exceptional.”

“What knowledge and what enthusiasm! He gave me a run for my money. And his ability to enthral and educate his classmates is a wonderful talent that cannot be learnt. I believe Noah's future is bright.”

Noah's entry video

See the profiles of our other finalists:

Heather Birkby
Livvy Temme
Jasmin Foster-Leslie
Ben Moore

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Daniel Tailby 
George Tatton
Tiffany Westacott

KS2/P3-6 Finalists
Rhys Smith
Megan Pursell

KS3/P7-S2 Finalists
Olivia Higson
Louie Leonard
Jay Wallace

KS4/S3-4 Finalist 
Jack Phillips
Qudratullah Qudratullah
Dean Gordon

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