- Grand Final approaches
Grand Final approaches
2014 Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHoY) competition will
reach its climax on Saturday 10th May with the Grand Final to be
held at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.
Last years final was held at Ness, with Jez Stamp, currently
working with the BBC Gardeners' World production team, winning the
overall title and and the Percy Thrower Travel Bursary of £2,000,
awarded by the Shropshire Horticultural Society. Jez is
currently planning a trip to Western China and Taiwan to study
Eight finalists, have battled their way through local heats and
regional finals to compete for the much sought after title Travel
Bursary. There are cash prizes for all finalists as well as
other prizes, totalling in excess of £15,000 for those who have
taken part in the heats and regional finals. This year's
Grand Final will be live streamed so you can watch the action
take place, as it happens, on the day from just before the
competition starts at 11:00am: http://gordonn.camstreams.com
The finalists competing in the 2014 YHoY Grand Final are:
Rosie Kippen - BSc (Hons) student at Writtle
College and Nursery Assistant.
Stephen Walsh - student at Teagasc College of
Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
Lawrence Wright - student gardener, Historic
and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme, at Chatsworth House.
Chris Parsons - Self-employed gardener, East
Lachlan Rae -
student, HND in Horticulture with
Plantsmanship, at SRUC Edinburgh and
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Kristina Vandenberg -student of the RHS
Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture, Wisley.
Guy Jones - Owner of Emotive
Jessica Evans - Jessica Evans, National Trust
This annual national competition, which is free to enter and
open to any horticulturist in the UK below the age of 30 on 31 July
each year, is organised by the Institute of
Horticulture - which represents all those professionally
engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland.
05 May 2014