Gardens of the Year Competition 2020 from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Gardens of the Year 2020 Competition

Could you and your garden be winners in our 2020 competition?

Our Gardens of the Year competition 2020, sponsored by Inspired Villages, is now closed for entries. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and we’re looking forward to looking through all of your submissions.

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The prizes

All of our selected gardens win a professional photo shoot of their garden to appear in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. And, thanks to our sponsor Inspired Villages, there are prizes worth £10,000 up for grabs!

How to enter

The competition closed for entries at noon on Monday 15 June, 2020. The winners will be revealed via our weekly email newsletter (sign up here) and in the November issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, available Thursday 22 October, 2020.


View our 2019 winners

Judges’ Choice: Frank Bowdler, Wigan

When Frank first moved into his house it was dominated by a long side lawn and was sparsely planted. Over the past 32 years he’s filled it with hundreds of plant species, from woodland ferns to tropical cannas.

See more of Frank’s beautiful garden on YouTube

Garden of the Year Competition 2019 - Judges' Choice: Frank Bowdler. BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Garden of the Year Competition 2019 – Judges’ Choice: Frank Bowdler. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
This is a gardener who knows his plants - I want to sit in this garden!
Alan Titchmarsh

Highly Commended: Simon Hall, Staffordshire

A 75m-long strip of overgrown land, choked with brambles and bindweed, was what awaited Simon and his wife Dawn when they moved to their house 28 years ago. Slowly but surely, Simon worked his way up the plot creating six garden rooms, each with a distinctive look and a relaxing place to sit. He’s managed to make each area feel unique, rewarding exploration as the garden reveals its secrets room by room.

See more of Simon’s ingenious garden on YouTube

Garden of the Year Competition 2019 - Highly Commended: Simon Hall. BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Garden of the Year Competition 2019 – Highly Commended: Simon Hall. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
He's got real commitment and creativity
Lucy Hall

Highly Commended: Richard Applegate, London

Gardening on a narrow concrete rooftop in East London hasn’t stopped Richard (with help from partner Nathaniel) from creating a vibrant container garden that benefits neighbours and wildlife alike. Our judges loved the welcoming atmosphere, surrounded by colourful flowers and edibles.

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Take a closer look at Richard’s garden on YouTube

Garden of the Year Competition 2019 - Highly Commended: Richard Applegate. BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Garden of the Year Competition 2019 – Highly Commended: Richard Applegate. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
I would smile coming home to this
Kate Gould