Prince of Wales Trophy

The Prince of Wales Perpetual Challenge Trophy is awarded each year to a horticultural student who, in the eyes of the judges, demonstrates their commitment to sustainable (which could include organic) horticultural practices. Under the patronage of HRH Prince Charles, Liveryman, since 1999 the award has been organised annually by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, a leading London Livery Company.

2020 Prince of Wales Trophy winner, Patricie Zeleznikova, pictured at the Eden project, where she had created a forest garden using sustainable principles. Due to the pandemic, the process of selecting a winner and awarding her the prize moved online. Photo © Tom Trinkle/The Eden Project
2020 Prince of Wales Trophy winner, Patricie Zeleznikova, pictured at the Eden project, where she had created a forest garden using sustainable principles. Due to the pandemic, the process of selecting a winner and awarding her the prize moved online. Photo © Tom Trinkle/The Eden Project

“In view of my practising interest in sustainable gardening and farming I am delighted to have given the trophy to the student who shows the greatest understanding of the theory and techniques of sustainable cultivation. I only hope that many will enter this competition and I wish each and every one of them the best of luck and all possible good fortune for their future career in sustainable horticulture.”

HRH The Prince of Wales

To view the past winners, please visit the Winners Archive.