21st Sep, 2017

Young gardeners land gold – again

Joshua Godfrey 27th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HORTICULTURE students from Pershore College have struck gold by scooping a prestigious title for the second year running in the Young Gardener of the Year Awards.

The green fingered students had just six days to build and plant their garden inside Kensington Olympia ready for the opening of the Ideal Home Show last week.

As part of the annual Young Gardener of the Year Awards, which is now in its sixth year, the students were given a 5.5m x 4m plot to create their urban garden to demonstrate an understanding of harmony and sustainability.

Student Lucienne Corcos said: “To get the gold medal was amazing. There’s nothing we’d have done differently – we’re really proud of the garden and how it’s turned out, we love it.”

Pershore College lecturer Carol Smith said: It’s absolutely fantastic to have been awarded the gold medal.

“I’m thrilled for the students and the college as we’ve now won gold medals two years in a row, which says a lot.

“The students have put in so much work, and this has provided them with a world of skills and experience that will give them such a good start in their careers.

“We’re so incredibly proud of them and their achievements.”

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