See all the photos from the 2016 Ideal Young Gardeners of the Year competition. Explore the stunning show gardens designed by college students and see their awards presentation.
Garden build animation
Watch a stop-motion animation of the show garden build. See more in our build live blog.
Our judging panel
From left to right, judging chairman Neil Domoney; Carol Paris, Chief Executive of the HTA; Deborah Stone, journalist at the Express; Simon Sadinsky, Director of Education at the Prince’s Foundation; Alan Titchmarsh, TV Gardener and presenter, and Martin Parsons, TV presenter, writer and producer.
Capel Manor College’s garden
Capel Manor College’s tropical show garden. See more photos of the garden here.
The judges confer
The judges discuss the gardens and share a joke on Capel Manor College’s garden.
Shuttleworth College’s garden
Shuttleworth College’s Moroccan-inspired show garden. See more photos here.
Students introduce the garden
Students from Shuttleworth College explain how they created their show garden.
Chichester College’s garden
Chichester College’s show garden design. See more photos here.
Students meet the judges
Students from Chichester College meet the judges and introduce their garden design.
Judges explore the gardens
Our Young Gardeners judging panel explore Chichester College’s garden.
Askham Bryan College’s garden
Askham Bryan College’s contemporary woodland garden. See more photos of the design here.
Students meet the judges
Students from Askham Bryan College introduce their garden to the judges.
Pershore College’s garden
The sunken seating area in Pershore College’s show garden. See more photos here.
Alan Titchmarsh takes a seat
Alan Titchmarsh tests out the seating area in Pershore College’s garden during judging.
Writtle College’s garden
Writtle College’s basement garden with birch log light features. See more photos here.
Students explain their garden
Writtle College students highlight features of their basement garden to the judges.
Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney
Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney reunite for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 competition.
Capel Manor College wins Silver
Capel Manor College join the stage to receive their Silver Medal.
Shuttleworth College wins Silver
Students and staff at Shuttleworth College win a Silver Medal for their show garden.
Chichester College wins Silver Gilt
Chichester College students join Alan and David on the stage to accept their Silver Gilt Medal.
Askham Bryan College wins Gold
Askham Bryan College wins a Gold Medal for their show garden.
Pershore College wins Gold
Pershore College students also win a Gold Medal for their Young Gardeners of the Year show garden.
Writtle College wins Silver
Writle College students and staff join the stage to accept their Silver Medal.
Askham Bryan College wins Best at Show
Askham Bryan College is awarded the Best at Show trophy. They rejoin the stage to accept the award, cheque and title of the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016.
Askham Bryan College students celebrate
Delighted students from Askham Bryan College accept their award for Best at Show.
More about the Young Gardeners competition
David Domoney is a Chartered Horticulturalist, Broadcaster, and Author. David has worked with a number of the UK’s leading garden retailers as a plant buyer and strategic consultant. With more than 30 years experience, in horticulture, David is as passionate about plants now as he was when he bought his first plant at a village fete.