RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2016

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Gordano School

About Gordano School

This team are a small group of pupils who meet once a week after school to tame an overgrown area called “The Secret Garden”. Although small, the group are always very enthusiastic and willing to have a go. They have achieved a huge amount, including tackling a huge bramble patch! They are exemplary in their determination to transform an all-but forgotten area into a beautiful space.

Judges' comments

“The team at Gordano work so naturally together and every member has had an input into their garden plans. They have great vision as to what their garden will be and are brilliant ambassadors for secondary aged gardening.”
“The students at Gordano are very ambitious and have made huge progress in bringing their ‘Secret Garden’ plan to life. They understand the need for creating spaces in the garden to teach the curriculum or for students to enjoy a calm environment. I would love to see how the garden looks when it’s finished.”
“Gordano are a great team bursting with ideas and creativity. Their determination is admirable and they are a very worthy finalist.”

Gordano's entry video


See the profiles of our other finalists:
Stafford Manor High School
St Benedict’s Infant School
Walkerburn Primary School


View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards