On Friday 25th November 2016, this Year's Young Gardeners competing colleges headed to London, to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas to launch Young Gardeners of the Year 2017.

The competition is organised by David Domoney and is in association with The Prince’s Foundation, aiming to bring together young talent in the world of horticulture, creating inspiring gardens and showcasing the best new British talent in garden design and landscaping.

This is a huge opportunity for Young Horticulture students to gain the experience and processes of creating a show garden. This is our seventh year and so far, more than 500 students have had this experience. We are delighted that once again the Prince of Wales and The Prince’s Foundation will support this competition.

It takes place at show this March, sponsored by Britelite, with the gardens needing to be built by 23rd March 2017, ready to be on show from 24th March – 9th April 2017.

The colleges are each provided with a brief in advance of the show, and can set about designing and building their show gardens. Colleges then have three days prior to the show to build their gardens so the pressure is on!

In 2017, we have the following colleges taking part:

Askham Bryan College
Capel Manor College
Chichester College
Pershore College
Shuttleworth College
Writtle University College


Good luck to all those taking part!