You are cordially invited to attend the
Ireland Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018
to be held at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin on
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Entry is free, and light refreshments are provided courtesy of Bord Bia
Over the past two months, the local heats of the annual Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHoY) competition have been taking place across the UK and Ireland, with over 2000 young horticulturists from all around both islands taking part.
Within Ireland, over 200 contestants took part in the heats, held throughout February and into March, and the 8 best-performing young horticulturists will compete with each other in the Ireland Final on 15th March in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. The event will take place at 1 pm and everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
This year’s contestants are:
Rachel McElfatrick CAFRE Greenmount Campus County Antrim
Tiernán Kelly CAFRE Greenmount Campus County Antrim
Sam Hoey Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Leo Walsh OPW/National Botanic Gardens
Ruta Makaraite Waterford Institute of Technology/National Botanic Gardens
Thomas Lee Waterford Institute of Technology/National Botanic Gardens
Natasha Quirke Kildalton College, Co. Kilkenny
Ferga Hamilton Cork Institute of Technology
The winner of Ireland Final will represent the island of Ireland in the YHOY Grand Final which will be held this year at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Harrogate, the UK on 28th April 2018. The Grand Final winner will receive an impressive £2500 travel bursary, courtesy of the Percy Thrower Trust.
The Ireland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture is very grateful for the continued support they get from their sponsor Bord Bia.