The application window for our Gardens of the Year 2018 competition has now closed. We’ll be in touch with shortlisted entrants by mid-July.
What you could win
Shortlisted gardens will win a professional photoshoot of their garden this summer with an expert garden photographer. Plus, thanks to our sponsor Flight Centre, three top-rated entrants will win one of three fantastic holidays…
Win a holiday to Japan for two people, including flights, transfers and nine nights in four-star accommodation, worth a total of £5,000.
Win a holiday to Singapore for two people, including a visit to the Botanic Gardens. Includes flights, transfers and four nights in four-star accommodation, worth a total of £2,500.
Win a holiday to Tuscany, Italy for two people, including flights, transfers and seven nights in four-star accommodation, worth a total of £2,500.
Meet our judges
On the judging panel this year are Alan Titchmarsh, our long-standing contributor; Diarmuid Gavin, award-winning Chelsea Flower Show and BBC Gardeners’ World Live garden designer; Kate Gould, award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden designer; and Matthew Wilson, Chelsea Flower Show garden designer and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ Question Time.
Previous winners and finalists
Check out the stunning gardens belonging to the three winners of our Gardens of the Year 2017 competition, below. Plus, discover the six other finalists on our YouTube channel.
I loved the whole experience. The photographer was great, and really inspired confidence. To see our garden on the cover of the subscribers' edition of the magazine was extraordinary.
Winner: Caroline Cassell Category: Small Space
To see my garden as a double page spread in the magazine was just the best reward for doing something I love. And to know that a panel of experts had really liked what I had achieved.
Winner: Helen Rushton Category: Wildlife-friendly Garden
When I thought about how many really good gardens there are in the UK, I thought my chances were slim. I hope seeing the gardens that have won will encourage others to enter next time, it has been a lovely experience from start to finish.