Golden success for Sebastian - The Evesham Observer

Golden success for Sebastian

Evesham Editorial 25th May, 2019   0

A HORTICULTURE undergraduate from Pershore College was awarded a gold medal at last week’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Sebastian Conrad, who is studying for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture, was awarded the highest accolade for his contemporary show garden called ‘What if’ in support of The Rees Foundation, a Worcestershire based charity that provides support to care leavers.

The garden was created in collaboration with artist Kate Rees from Upton-upon-Severn and themed around the creativity in an artist’s mind. The garden featured three large colourful hand-painted steel structures which were designed to reflect an artist’s developing ideas.

The 27-year-old who is currently living in Wyre Piddle, said: “Getting a gold medal has been a fantastic experience. The best thing about putting your work out there is to receive feedback from experts, designers and professionals within the industry.

Originally from southern Germany, Sebastian came over to the UK specifically to study at Pershore.

“I compared the culture of gardening in Germany and in England and I quickly decided Pershore was going to be the place; it’s the facilities really and there is so much opportunity here.”

After he graduates from Pershore College this summer, Sebastian hopes to secure work experience and some internships before setting up as a professional garden designer.

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