September 6th 2021
On September 4th, at Logan Botanic Garden - the winner of this year's Young Horticulturist of the Year was announced.
Congratulations to Tim Stafford (a third-year student on the Kew Diploma in Horticulture course) for winning the Grand Final and becoming this year’s Young Horticulturist of the Year. Well done to runner-up David Pearce and third placed Cal Stewart.
The annual competition is organised by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) and the 1st Place prize provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society & the Percy Thrower Trust; a travel bursary of £2,500 - to fund horticultural related travel anywhere in the world.
The Second Place winner went home with £950, Third Place with £550 and the rest of the runners up all received £200, all to be used in any way they wish.
According to the CIH website, previous winners have visited 'Borneo, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the Himalayas, and the Galapagos Islands.'