We’ve travelled the country to bring you fantastic real gardens created and cared for by our readers. We whittled down 1,003 entrants to find 8 finalists who were judged by our expert panel: Alan Titchmarsh, Diarmuid Gavin and Kate Gould. Their votes revealed one winning and one highly commended garden. Discover the results of our Gardens of the Year 2020 competition, sponsored by Inspired Villages, with prizes supplied by Long Travel, below.
We’ve crowned our two winning gardens – now it’s time to have your say. The coveted People’s Choice title is awarded to the people’s favourite garden, as voted for by you. You only have until noon on Tuesday 27 October to vote. Don’t miss the chance to champion your choice – head to our voting page now.
Judges’ Choice: Elizabeth and Malcolm Schofield, Moray, Scotland
In a Scottish seaside town, a wild hill, overgrown with brambles, has been transformed into a colourful haven for all to admire, by Elizabeth and Malcolm. Starting with almost no gardening knowledge and with little cash to spare, they decided to create something special for their family and for the local community to admire.
Elizabeth and Malcolm won First Prize, a holiday to Italy, worth £4,000, courtesy of Long Travel.
Highly Commended: Michael and Margaret McNaught, Derby
This small garden has gone from a bare patch of ground to this classically inspired jewel in just one year. Michael and Margaret McNaught had been planning this garden for many years, and when finally able to start work they did all the work themselves and incorporated elements from grand gardens they’d visited.
Michael and Margaret have won Second Prize, a holiday to Italy, worth £2,000, courtesy of Long Travel.
People’s Choice Award
Voting in the People’s Choice Award is open. Head to our voting page now to choose your favourite garden. Voting closes on Tuesday 27 October, 2020.
The winner of the People’s Choice will be revealed in the December issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, on sale from Thursday 19 November. Or, subscribe now to get a copy in the post. The winner of the People’s Choice wins a one-week cruise along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, worth £2,000, courtesy of Long Travel.
The Gardens of the Year competition 2020 is sponsored by Inspired Villages.