RHS on the hunt for new Young School Gardener of the Year

The RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2013 is underway and the society is on the lookout for the best young gardeners around the country.

Lucas Hatch RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2012

Lucas Hatch with his runner bean crops

Last year, Suffolk schoolboy Lucas Hatch was crowned the winner (see our blog post here for the full story), having wowed the judges with his “flair, enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening.”

The top prize included a day spent with Colin Crosbie, curator at RHS Wisley, a personalised trowel and a certificate. Plus, his school received “£500 worth of gardening vouchers and his family won tickets to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013.” (Source RHS website).

And it sounds as though Lucas has had a busy year in the gardening limelight, with TV appearances and newspaper and radio interviews – but still enjoys gardening as much as ever.

To enter into the 2013 competition, pupils will need to be nominated – the RHS has a website dedicated to the contest with all the information you need to get started.

We’d like to wish all young gardeners the very best of luck in this year’s competition!

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