Young Gardeners of the Year 2015

Students, staff and organisers gather for a group photo

Students, staff and organisers gather for a group photo


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!


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.

David-Domoney at the 2015 young gardeners of the year launch

See the 2015 Garden Design Brief

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Discover the 2014 show gardens

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