Garden of the Year

Garden of the Year Competition 2017

Discover the finalists and winners of Garden of the Year 2017.

We’ve travelled the country to bring you fantastic real gardens created and cared for by our readers. We narrowed the entries down to nine finalists, with three winners representing each category; Challenging Plot, Small Space and Wildlife-friendly Garden.

Read on to discover the winners and finalists.

You can read more about the winners and finalists, and see more of their beautiful gardens in the November issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, out now.

Voting in the People's Choice Award is now closed. The winner will be revealed in the December issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, out Thursday 23 November, 2017.


Challenging Plot

Winds of over 100mph, boggy conditions and a steep sloping site didn't stop these gardeners from creating incredible gardens that thrive against the odds. 

Caroline Critchlow

Gay and Jim Acres
Paddy and Ben Parmee

Small Space

What these gardens lacked in size they more than made up for with big ideas and clever designs, to make the most of their available area.

Caroline Cassell

David and Mark Hampson
Bennett Smith

Wildlife-friendly Garden

Not just a gardener's garden, these were beautiful spaces open to all, with a host of visiting creatures and adapted habitats to suit.

Helen Rushton

Christine Hill
Jean Price

Need more inspiration?

Meet last year's winners and finalists on our YouTube channel, and take inspiration from their stunning gardens. Look out for more videos from Garden of the Year 2017, coming soon.