Voting has now closed for this year's People's Choice award for the Gardens of the Year Competition 2023, sponsored by Yeo Valley.


The People's Choice winner will be announced in the January issue of the magazine, which goes on sale on 21 December – subscribe today to get a copy in the post.

Discover the winners

The winner of the Judges' Choice was revealed in the November issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. The Highly Commended garden will be revealed in our December issue. The winner of the People's Choice Vote will be announced in the January issue.

The prizes

The winner of the Judges’ Choice award will win a holiday for two in South Tyrol. This beautiful region of northern Italy is shaped by the majestic Dolomite Mountains. The area is famed for its hiking trails and also its wine, which benefits from the mild climate and an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. The winner will be able to enjoy the Hotel Torgglerhof’s private vineyard, orchards and farm-to-table restaurant, specialising in regional flavours. The prize includes five-nights' half-board accommodation, car hire and return flights from the UK to Verona.

The Highly Commended entry will win a four night, self-catering staycation, for two people, to the tranquil Mendips. The lucky winner can relax at the secluded Will’s Barn, taking in panoramic views of the Chew Valley. The prize includes vineyard tour and tasting, dinner at your choice of local restaurant, spending money, travel allowance and a trip to the Yeo Valley Organic Garden, including lunch.

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The People’s Choice entry will win a three-night countryside hotel stay for two in the Mendips. The prize includes a vineyard tour and tasting, spa treatment, travel allowance and dinner at The Pig’s organic 25 Mile restaurant.

All eight finalists have been awarded a professional photoshoot of their garden, and will be featured in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine in 2023-24.

About our sponsor

At Yeo Valley Organic, we’ve been using organic methods for over 25 years. We give our cows freedom to roam and forage our clover-rich pastures as much as British weather allows. Being organic means our farms are naturally buzzing with wildlife. From using our own natural fertilisers, homemade compost and homegrown clover, to avoiding pesticides, we farm with nature, keeping our land as a safe and flourishing habitat for all our little creatures.

At Yeo we’re doers not talkers, taking actions such as switching our 1L packaging from a plastic milk bottle to a carton made only of renewable, plant-based materials; we’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet. By choosing deliciously fresh, Yeo Valley Organic milk to splash in your cuppa, you’re making a great choice for you, and helping us to put nature first.

Vote for your favourite garden

Take a look at the videos of our eight finalists' gardens below, and vote for your favourite garden.

Andy Spray, Leicester

Andy's garden is filled with sculptures and beautifully cared for plants, it's a true oasis for him away from his day job in an office. He spends as much time as he possibly can out in his garden, enjoying meals outside throughout the year.

Clive Johnson-Cooper, Edinburgh

Clive's courtyard garden is tucked away in the middle of Edinburgh, and his love for his plants shines through. Although only three metres by three metres, he's filled it with exquisitely cared for plants and created a sanctuary.

Dionne Sambrook, Warwickshire

Dionne started her garden from scratch, when she moved into a new-build house. She's created a haven for wildlife in a housing estate and delights in spending time staring into her pond, as well as growing tree saplings and plants to share with her local community.

Helen Maxwell, Carmarthenshire

Helen's garden is a real labour of love, and despite it being an overwhelming project, she has created an oasis around her house. Whether making dry stone walls, constantly moving self-seeded plants around, or simply admiring the insect life her pond attracts, there's plenty to do.

Irene Berry, Scottish Borders

Irene has brought a bit of Japan to the Scottish Borders, creating this beautiful space in what was once a cobbled courtyard. The stream creates a soothing atmosphere, whilst the meandering paths allow no place for rushing about.

Lyn Buller, Kent

Lyn loves colour, and has filled her garden with a riot of plants. Meanwhile, her husband has created ingenious solutions throughout the garden, from the shed to the bin store. Lyn regularly opens her garden to the local community.

Oliver Hymans, London

Oliver wanted to create Great Dixter on his small London balcony, and in doing so has filled this previously unloved space with colour and wildlife. It's a pocket of nature in a busy urban area.

Simon Mabury, Leeds

Simon loves tropical plants, and hasn't let his Leeds postcode put him off. He has filled his garden with over 400 plants, and is always on the hunt for more.

Voting has now closed


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