The judges were extremely impressed with the wide range of gardening skills, high levels of environmental awareness and fantastic team skills shown by all the entrants. It was a very difficult competition and the judges spent many hours deliberating over the entrants as the details given were truly inspiring.
But after a lot of consideration, the following 16 young school gardeners have been short-listed and are through to the second round of judging. Congratulations!
Anna McCloskey - Groarty Controlled Integrated Primary School
Faye Nicholson - St Cuthbert's RC Primary School
Toby Owen-Hughes - Meadowside School
Ashton Proctor - Great Missenden C of E Combined School
Katie Willoughby - Heatherside Junior School
Lucas Hatch - St Mary's CEVA Primary School
Megan Jackson - Prestonpans Primary School
Tom Irish - Landscove C of E Primary School
Henry Grub - Imberhorne School
Thomas Cheshire - Moreton Community School
Matthew Angrave-Smith - St George's School
Asif Edwards - City of Leeds School
Dean Slater - Pebble Brook
Alan Monk - Oaklands Catholic School
Connor Kenyon - Broad Oak Sports College
Kerri Fazackerly - St Thomas Boteler C of E High School
Have a look and see who some of the finalists are......
Find out more about the RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2012.