One Show garden design competition winner Alexandra Noble says her six years studying architecture and three months with landscape architect Andrew Grant means she is far from being a beginner, as she completed her first show garden after winning the BBC/RHS competition for a newcomer to produce a garden at the event.
Noble qualified last week, but three months with Grant Associates last year cemented her plan to be a designer.
At university she designed hypothetical landscape plans for Lea Valley and two projects in Malta. She said: "You have to have the opportunity to prove yourself. I come from a design background including textiles and architecture. I did six years at Bath University and a myriad of projects up to 10ha. It's good to keep the industry fresh."
She found the One Show competition on Twitter and has worked with Adam Frost and Outdoor Room's David Dodd on the 12x12 garden.
Noble, 25, plans to move to London to work in an existing business. She will be on The One Show on 7 July and will again be promoted on BBC coverage, interviewed by young Chelsea designer Matt Keightley on 10 July.
She said: "At Chelsea this year I could identify with the young designers and see the angle they're coming from." She said her favourite designs were from Rich Brothers, Frost and Luciano Guibbelei, whose architectural work she likes.
One Show gardener Christine Walkden will not be on Monday's show as she is running a pre-booked garden tour of Devon.