RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017
Supported by Gabriel Ash
See this year's finalists and winners here.
This competition is currently closed. Click here for 2017's results.
About the competition:
Win a beautiful Gabriel Ash coldframe and £500 for your school!
Each year we search for a young person, aged 5-16, who demonstrates a true passion for gardening, has made an outstanding contribution to their school and local community and shows skills beyond their years.
This year we are delighted to be supported by Gabriel Ash who have donated 16 beautiful Baby Grand Coldframes worth £475 each, which will be awarded to all finalists and winners of this category!
How to enter:
Nominees must be aged 5-16 and in attendance at a school registered to the RHS Campaign for School Gardening registered school or group. Not registered? Sign up free now.
An adult (over 18) from the school can nominate a young person by completing and returning an entry form. You need only nominate your young person once. If we receive multiple nominations we will only consider the first we receive.
To enter, click the 'nominate now' button below to download an entry form and tell us why you think your young person should win. We're looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who could inspire or have inspired others through gardening.
The RHS will shortlist 16 finalists from the entry forms, four from each of the four age groups, and send each finalist a digital camera to make a short film demonstrating why they are an exemplary gardener.
Four winners, one from each age group, will then be selected by a panel of celebrity gardening judges and judges from the RHS. One of these four will then be selected as the overall winner and crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017.
This competition is now closed for nominations. Click here for 2017's results.
All entries will receive a printed certificate and a £5 gardening voucher.
Each of the 16 finalist’s schools will receive a digital camera to make their short film which can be kept afterwards.
Following the judging, each finalist will receive a Gabriel Ash Baby Grand Coldframe (pictured below) worth £475 and a £10 National Garden Gift voucher for their school. The finalists will also be awarded an engraved hand trowel trophy and framed certificate.
The four winners (one from each age group) will each receive an engraved hand trowel, a set of gardening tools and £250 worth of National Garden Gift vouchers for their school.
The overall winner, crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017, will have the opportunity to spend the day working with RHS gardeners, receive tickets for either Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 or RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2018, and their school will receive £100 worth of seeds and an extra £250 in National Garden Gift vouchers – a total of £500.
All winners and finalists will also be invited, along with two extra guests, to RHS Garden Wisley for a prize-giving ceremony in July 2017.
This Baby Grand Coldframe has been donated by Gabriel Ash and will be awarded to all 16 finalists and winners of RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2017:
Aged 5 - 7 (KS1 or P1 & P2)
Aged 7 - 11 (KS2 or P3 - 6)
Aged 11 - 14 (KS3 or P7 & S1 - 2)
Aged 14 - 16 (KS4 or S3 - 4)