Caroline Butler wins Chris Beardshaw/Bradstone scholarship at Malvern

Garden designer Caroline Butler has scooped the Bradstone-sponsored Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship (CBMS) at this year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

Caroline Butler in her award-winning 'In the Balance' garden - image: Bradstone
Caroline Butler in her award-winning 'In the Balance' garden - image: Bradstone

Competing against 10 other finalists, Butler used a range of Bradstone products in her 'In the Balance' show garden which won her the coveted 12-month experiential garden design mentorship.

The prize will see Butler working alongside Beardshaw and receiving business advice and technical support from Bradstone, as well as gaining work experience within the industry.

This will culminate in them designing and building a garden for the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Beardshaw said: "The CBMS is a unique vocational scheme designed to provide one talented garden designer with the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience whilst being mentored by experts in the landscape garden design industry.

"The calibre of this year’s finalists was extremely high, as demonstrated in their show gardens, so choosing the 2011 scholar was no easy feat. Caroline not only designed and produced a fantastic show garden, she demonstrated a huge amount of enthusiasm, talent and commitment throughout the whole process, making her a very worthy winner."

Bradstone products used in the garden included Traditional tile in blue black, Carpet stone grey, Swithland green crushed slate, Derbyshire grey boulders and aggregates.


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