Queen opens two buildings at Reaseheath College

A £30m campus overhaul won the Royal stamp of approval when the Queen officially opened two new buildings at Reaseheath College.

On 10 June, the Queen unveiled a plaque at the new learning resource centre at the college for land-based studies which is based Nantwich, Cheshire. During the visit the Queen chatted to Sian Bury and Karen Tonge, both on the foundation degree in garden and landscape design. The students were completing a design for the garden feature to be built for BBC North West Tonight at the RHS Show Tatton Park, 21 to 25 July.

Floristry student Katherine Smith presented the Queen with a hand-tied bouquet made by lecturer Sarah Parker containing traditional English summer flowers.

Tonge said: "The Queen asked about our course and wondered how we managed to balance study with other commitments as we are mature students."

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