The UK team, which covers 25 disciplines, flies out today to compete in the week-long WorldSkills 2009 contest in Calgary next week.
Britain is represented in the Landscape Gardening category by Luke Denby, 19 — who is currently studying for a National Diploma in Horticulture at Craven College, North Yorkshire — and Will Gadd, 22, currently studying for a National Certificate in Arboriculture at Otley College, Suffolk.
"We have been training solidly for this since April," said Will Gadd, adding that the final team selection was only made last month. The two had previously competed against each other in an earlier regional heat.
Teams from 21 countries will compete to build identical gardens in a tight time schedule in a marquee at the WorldSkills contest ground.
London will host the next of the biennial WorldSkills competitions in 2011.
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