The 2022 Competition Has Now Closed

Thank you to those that have taken part in this years Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.

2021 Grand Final Winner, Tim Stafford from the South-East Region

The 2022 Grand Final will be held at the University of Warwick, on Saturday 7th May.

The final consists of questions covering all sections of horticulture and two identification rounds. The winner of the Grand Final gains the accolade of ‘Young Horticulturist of the Year‘ and receives the £2,500 Percy Thrower Travel Bursary, provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Percy Thrower Trust, to fund a horticultural trip anywhere in the world. Second place winner goes home with £950, 3rd with £550 and the rest of the runners up all receive £200, all to be used in any way they wish.

Each of the finalists is also awarded membership to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and PlantNetwork.

Previous winners have visited Borneo, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the Himalayas, and the Galapagos Islands to name just a few!