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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

Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 show garden build animation

Watch a stop-motion animation of the show garden build. See more in our build live blog.

Our judging panel

Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition: Meet the garden judges

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 show garden. Tropical plants in the yoga garden at the Young Gardeners of the Year competition

Capel Manor College’s tropical show garden. See more photos of the garden here.

The judges confer

Young Gardeners of the Year judges confer on Capel Manor College's garden

The judges discuss the gardens and share a joke on Capel Manor College’s garden.

Shuttleworth College’s garden

Shuttleworth College Moroccan-inspired show garden for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Shuttleworth College’s Moroccan-inspired show garden. See more photos here.

Students introduce the garden

Shuttleworth College students show the judges around their Young Gardeners of the Year show gardens

Students from Shuttleworth College explain how they created their show garden.

Chichester College’s garden

Chichester College designed this stunning show garden for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 competition. It's a great example of small garden design

Chichester College’s show garden design. See more photos here.

Students meet the judges

Chichester College students explain their garden design to the Young Gardeners of the Year judges

Students from Chichester College meet the judges and introduce their garden design.

Judges explore the gardens

Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 judges explore the show gardens

Our Young Gardeners judging panel explore Chichester College’s garden.

Askham Bryan College’s garden

Askham Bryan College's contemporary woodland garden - get the best small garden design tips

Askham Bryan College’s contemporary woodland garden. See more photos of the design here.

Students meet the judges

Askham Bryan College students show judges around their show garden at the Young Gardeners of the Year competition

Students from Askham Bryan College introduce their garden to the judges.

Pershore College’s garden

Pershore College's Path to Discovery show garden feature at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

The sunken seating area in Pershore College’s show garden. See more photos here.

Alan Titchmarsh takes a seat

Alan Titchmarsh tests the seating area on Pershore College's Young Gardeners of the Year show garden

Alan Titchmarsh tests out the seating area in Pershore College’s garden during judging.

Writtle College’s garden

Writtle College's Basement Garden at the Young Gardeners of the Year competition 2016 - see the top design ideas here

Writtle College’s basement garden with birch log light features. See more photos here.

Students explain their garden

Students from Writtle College point out garden features to the Young Gardeners of the Year judges

Writtle College students highlight features of their basement garden to the judges.

Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney

Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 competition

Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney reunite for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 competition.

Capel Manor College wins Silver

Capel Manor College wins a Silver Medal at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Capel Manor College join the stage to receive their Silver Medal.

Shuttleworth College wins Silver

Shuttleworth College wins a Silver Medal at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Students and staff at Shuttleworth College win a Silver Medal for their show garden.

Chichester College wins Silver Gilt

Chichester College wins a Silver Gilt Medal at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

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 at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Askham Bryan College wins a Gold Medal for their show garden.

Pershore College wins Gold

Pershore College wins a Gold Medal at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Pershore College students also win a Gold Medal for their Young Gardeners of the Year show garden.

Writtle College wins Silver

Writtle College wins a Silver Medal at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition

Writle College students and staff join the stage to accept their Silver Medal.

Askham Bryan College wins Best at Show

Askham Bryan College wins the Best at Show trophy at the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Competition, plus a cheque

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

Askham Bryan College students win the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 competition on stage with Alan Titchmarsh

Delighted students from Askham Bryan College accept their award for Best at Show.

More about the Young Gardeners competition

Finished show garden gallery

Awards and judging comments

Top design ideas from the show gardens

Young Gardeners of the Year homepage


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