How we judge the gardens
The show gardens are revealed at the opening of the Ideal Home Show in London on 18 March. They are judged by a panel of experts, including horticultural industry leaders, home and garden magazine editors and acclaimed garden designers.
The judges can award gold, silver gilt, silver and bronze medals, as well as the Best At Show award.
Students from the winning college are crowned the Ideal Young Gardeners of the Year!
The gardens are then exhibited throughout the Ideal Home Show, where around a quarter of a million visitors were be able to see and enjoy them, plus vote for their favourite! The People’s Choice Award is presented to the winning college at the end of the show.