Young Gardeners of the Year 2015
Students from six of the UK’s top landscaping and horticultural colleges competed for the top prize by designing and building beautiful, sustainable show gardens at Olympia, London in March 2015.
The Young Gardeners of the Year competition aims to champion young green talent and give students first-hand experience of creating professional show gardens from scratch.
Each college is given a garden plot and just one week to build and plant their gardens before they are launched at the Ideal Home Show.
Here’s what happened in the 2015 competition!
Participating Colleges 2015
Check out each college to see their stunning show gardens!
Askham Bryan College, North Yorkshire
Capel Manor, Middlesex (2011 Champions)
Chichester college, Sussex (2012, 2013 & 2014 Champions)
Pershore College, Part of the Warwickshire College Group
Shuttleworth College, Bedfordshire
The gardens were judged by a panel of experts and awarded a Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze Award. The judges also awarded the winners the Best In Show trophy. And the show’s visitors voted for their favourite garden to win the People’s Choice award.
Find out the results from the 2015 awards
In 2015, Writtle College won the People’s Choice Award with over 11,500 votes. Pershore College came in a close second place.