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.
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
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
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.
Take a closer look at Richard’s garden on YouTube
Garden of the Year Competition 2019 – Highly Commended: Richard Applegate. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine