Gardens of the Year 2023, sponsored by Yeo Valley Organic, is now closed for entries.
If you have entered and are shortlisted, we will get in touch with you during June-July.
Look out for our November issue, where we reveal the Judges’ Choice garden for 2023, and open up the voting in our People’s Choice Award.
What you could win
All eight finalists will be awarded a professional photoshoot of their garden, and will be featured in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine in 2023-24.
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.
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.
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, from certifying our products with the Carbon Trust to 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.