RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

See this year's finalists here.

We've announced this year's finalists here and will soon be announcing our winners!

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 invaluable gardening skills.

This year we are again 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:

Entries are now closed and we will be announcing our chosen finalists from this and the other two categories soon.


All entries will receive a printed certificate.

Following the judging, each finalist will receive a Gabriel Ash Baby Grand Coldframe (pictured below) worth £475 and a £100 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 2018, will receive tickets for either Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2019 or RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019, 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 June 2018.

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 2018:


Age categories: 

  1. Aged 5 - 7 (KS1 or P1 & P2)
  2. Aged 7 - 11 (KS2 or P3 - 6)
  3. Aged 11 - 14 (KS3 or P7 & S1 - 2)
  4. Aged 14 - 16 (KS4 or S3 - 4) 





Previous winners and finalists

Check out our previous winners and finalists from the competition:

About Gabriel Ash:

Gabriel Ash produce quality Western Red Cedar greenhouses that are superior in design and construction.

A seamless blend of wood and toughened glass; discreetly incorporating aluminium and full-ridge ventilation; using only the finest quality of Western Red Cedar. 

Gabriel Ash has created a timeless range of exquisite greenhouses all endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Read more about Gabriel Ash and their collection.

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