The Young Gardeners of the Year competition is over for another year. And Ideal Home Show visitors voted us the ‘Most popular feature’ at the show, so a big thank you to everyone who voted!
Six of the UK’s top horticultural and design colleges competed to design the best show garden and wow the judges at the Ideal Home Show in Earl’s Court, London.
This year, the focus was on creating peaceful garden spaces for city dwellers using sustainable techniques and repurposed materials.
All six gardens were incredible, and the judges were impressed by the range of techniques and design ideas demonstrated by the students.
But it’s not just the judges’ verdict that counts! Visitors to the Ideal Home Show had the opportunity to vote for their favourite garden to win the prestigious People’s Choice Award.
And almost 22,000 people cast their vote over the show’s 17 day duration!
Finally, the results are in. The winner of the People’s Choice Award 2014 is Capel Manor College, with their garden ‘Cultivate Calm’. Congratulations!
A special mention also goes to Writtle College, who came in (very) close second. There were only a few votes difference!
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.