- Eastern Branch: Rosie Kippen - BSc (Hons) student at Writtle College and Nursery Assistant;
- Ireland Branch: Stephen Walsh student at Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin;
- North West and North Wales Branch: Lawrence Wright - student gardener at Chatsworth House;
- Northern Branch: Chris Parsons - East Durham College;
- Scotland Branch: Lachlan Rae - Horticulture student at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh;
- South East Branch: Kristina Vandenburgh - student of the RHS Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture, Wisley;
- West Midlands and South Wales - Guy Jones: Owner of Emotive Landscapes and a freelance garden journalist and photographer.
National sponsors for the 2014 YHoY competition are the Shropshire Horticultural Society, who, through the Percy Thrower Trust, provide the £2,000 Travel Bursary for the winner and also sponsorship of the Grand Final; the recruitment company MorePeople; the R&D levy body the Horticultural Development Company (HDC); The Garden Centre Group and Bulldog Tools.