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RHS Gardening Blogs Competition 2013

Lady sitting in a wildflower meadowThe voting for our first-ever RHS Gardening Blogs Competition has now closed and we can announce that Poppies On The Downs by The Anxious Gardener was your favourite.

As well as a visit to an RHS Flower Show on press day in 2014 and a tour of an RHS Garden with the curator, the winner will also have the chance to blog on the new RHS website next year.

Thank you very much to everyone who entered a blog post, and took the time to share their gardening triumphs, tribulations, advice, discoveries and more; our judges (find out more about them below) had a difficult task whittling them down to our fabulous finalists.

All finalists will have a chance to visit an RHS Flower Show on press day in 2014, and a button to display on their blog.

The other blog finalists

Broughton Grange: Attachment and Separation by Oxonian Gardener

Willow Dens and Flower Meadows: Reaping the Benefits by Kids in the Garden 

A bee grave by Sometimes Gardening 

The joy of seeds... by Sue Beesley, Bluebell Cottage Gardens 

Falling in Love... by Grandma's Gardening Notes

Juicy story by The Freerange Gardener 

Reasons to be Slovenly by Mini Gardeners 

As UN-alike as peas in a pod by Purple Podded Peas

*Please note that the blog post Gardener's Delight by Notes From The Snug was originally listed as a finalist but has now been removed.

The judges of the finalists

Cassie Liversidge is author of Grow Your Own Ingredients-Pasta Sauce! a new gardening and cookery book for children. Cassie is a keen gardener, cook, artist and writer and she runs an 'Edible Playground' at a school in East London. She has her first gardening book for adults coming out early 2014.

Kendra Wilson has worked on magazines and newspapers in the UK and in New York and went to art school in between. With 10 years of housewifery under her belt she feels equipped to blog and now writes for Gardenista, Garlic and Sapphire and her own News from Nowhere.

Chris Young is editor of The Garden, the monthly RHS magazine. He has also written three books on garden design and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and is a keen Twitterer.


Steve WheenSteve Wheen is a keen gardener, filmmaker and designer. He writes the popular blog, The Pothole Gardener and has recently published The Little Book Of Little Gardens which follows his gardening antics around London.

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Where possible all competition entries have been added to our Pinterest board. View them all and get inspired.