Competition winners 2018

Well done to everyone who entered this year's growing competition, I hope you all had great fun taking part

National winners – Town Junior School, Birmingham

Massive congratulations to Town Junior School, a great achievement, confirmed winners nationally with a fantastic 4572g of Rocket.

Pictured here receiving their prize – £300 of National Garden Gift vouchers. Well done everyone.

Wales – Milford Haven Junior School

Congratulations to the pupils at the newly named Milford Haven Community Primary School, who grew a fabulous 2,400g Gemson.

Pictured here with Megan Tye from Puffin Produce who presented their prize.

North East (North) – Swalwell Primary School

Congratulations to Mrs Leaver's class, who grew a fantastic 1,320g of Shepody, pictured here receiving their prize. Well done to everyone involved.

North East (South) – Gildersome Primary School, Leeds

2473g Casablanca

A lovely morning spent at Gildersome Primary, presenting their prize; we also managed a tour of their impressive allotment plot. 

Pictured here with Dean Bryant from E Parks, who supplied the Casablanca seed for the NE (S) region

North West – Fiddlers Lane Primary School, Manchester

3251g Athlete

Pictured: Pupils and staff from Fiddlers Lane receiving their prize from Alex Moore of Agrico who supplied the Athlete variety.

Central (North) – St Marks Primary School

1860g Luciole

Pictured here with the pupils and Mick Round the caretaker, who gardens with the children, is Jackie Baker from Branston Produce, who supplied the seed potatoes for the Central North Region. 

A massive thank you to Jackie who travelled all the way across the country and held a special potato assembly for the children, including their fantastic potato song. 

Central (South) – Leamington Hastings CofE Primary School

1090g Belmonda

Pictured here are children from the Leamington Hastings school gardening club with Mrs Abbott and their winner's certificate

South East – St Helens CofE Primary School, St Albans

Had a lovely time at this school presenting their prize for growing a fabulous 3,774g Jester. When asked what they thought their prize was, we had some great guesses: money, chocolate, the Queen, apple crumble and gold bars to name but a few, hope they enjoy spending their gardening vouchers.

South West – Loddon Primary School in Reading

2,400g of Jester

During my visit to Loddon Primary school, I was lucky enough to present their prize to pupils in the gardening club during their morning assembly. Not only are they fantastic gardeners, but they also have great singing voices. Well done everyone 

Scotland (West) – New Lanark Primary School in Lanark

1,355g of Swift

Distance and timing meant I was unable to present this prize but thankfully Rob and Finlay from Caithness Potatoes were on hand and went along to do the honours. 
Well done everyone, a great result.