Berkshire students take silver in Gardeners' World Live

Horticulture students from the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) took home a silver medal from this month's BBC Gardeners' World Live.

BCA students. Image: Supplied
BCA students. Image: Supplied

The students entered the Beautiful Borders competition, designing a border themed to the Industrial Heritage of the West Midlands as decided by the RHS.

The initial application was made in February and involved a plan for the proposed design with a planting plan and perspective drawing. The project consisted of a collaboration between the Level 2 and 3 horticulture students, with the Level 2 students designing the raised border and the Level 3 students bringing the design to life.

Preparation for the competition took place on site at BCA, with many plants grown in the greenhouses by the students. The students also worked with Farnham Common Nurseries and Enviromat who provided wild turf flower and many plants used in the final creation.

Level 2 horticulture student Ryan Yates, who helped design the border, said: "It has be a great experience to be involved in the BBC Gardeners World Live competition. Seeing the process from start to finish has inspired me to proceed in a career within the landscaping industry."

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