2024 Young Horticulturist of the Year – Grand Finalists Line-Up Announced!

April 18th 2024

On April 18th, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) were pleased to announce on their website, that the Grand Finalists for the 2024 Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY) competition are:

  • Ireland: Chloe Callanan, The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin
  • Scotland: James Douglass, SRUC and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Northern: Lucy Whitehead, The Auckland Project, Bishop Auckland, The Durham Dales
  • North-West North Wales: Frank Cooke, Myerscough College, Preston
  • Eastern: Jonathan Zerr, Helmingham Hall, and Benton End House & Gardens, Suffolk
  • West-Midlands South Wales: Lawrence Weston, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington
  • South-East: Al Coffey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • South-West: Sam Hickmott, National Trust Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull Garden, Somerset

The Grand Final will be held on Thursday 9th May, 2024 at Hestercombe House and Gardens, in Somerset.

The calibre of this year’s entrants has been so high, I am looking forward to what I know will be an exciting battle for the winning place at the Grand Final.

Victoria George, National Organiser

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