Caroline Critchlow 
Winner Challenging Plot Category
Gardeners' World Garden of the Year Competition 2017 
Photographer Paul Debois

Gardens of the Year 2018 competition

Find out about our Gardens of the Year 2018 competition, sponsored by Flight Centre.

The application window for our Gardens of the Year 2018 competition has now closed.
Our special guest judges Alan Titchmarsh, Diarmuid Gavin and Kate Gould have selected the winner and runners up. Results will be revealed in the November issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, out on Thursday 25 October, 2018.

First prize

Win a holiday to Japan for two people, including flights, transfers and nine nights in four-star accommodation, worth a total of £5,000.

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First prize - Japan

First runner-up

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.

First runner up - Singapore

Second runner-up

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.

second runner up - tuscany

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.

Gardens of the Year judges, 2018

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.

Winner: Caroline Critchlow
Category: Challenging Plot

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.
Caroline Critchlow, winner 2017

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.
Caroline Cassell, winner 2017

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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.
Helen Rushton, winner 2017