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Level 3 Diploma students planting 37 different varieties of seed potatoes supplied by Thompson & Morgan as part of a trial.

Throughout the growing season the potatoes will be earthed up, watered and monitored for any pest/disease.

There will be Judging and a press day in July, where the potatoes will be lifted by variety, cooked and tasted by members from the RHS and Thompson & Morgan.

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Capel Manor College is celebrating success with a GOLD win for its show garden at the Young Gardeners of the Year competition at the Ideal Home Show.

This year the contestants were tasked with designing and creating a front garden, including a front door and a path to inspire homeowners and passers-by. Capel’s design illustrates what can achieved in a front garden. ‘Garden Without a Boundary’ was designed by current Garden Design student Ollie Neaves to draw you through the garden on a journey to the front door illustrating how a garden can brighten up a home and neighbourhood.

Ollie says: “I’m so proud to have been given the opportunity to produce an amazing garden design and installation for Capel with the assistance of the great team of horticulture and landscaping students.

We are all so pleased with the end result and seeing my garden design come to life from initial design proposals, through to detailed construction drawings and management of the build team. It’s been a great challenge for us all but the results speak for themselves – a well-deserved GOLD Medal for the whole team!”

“The students worked really well as a team, they overcame some tough problems and finished the garden to a very high standard.” says Zephaniah Lindo, the Horticulture Lecturer leading the student team “The garden attracted a lot of attention from the other colleges and organisers and it was said that it raised the standard for future entrants. On the opening day the team was eager to interact with the judges, public and press and they found the whole experience very rewarding.”

The Young Gardeners of the Year competition, now in its seventh year, offer students a great opportunity to showcase their work and celebrate the best of young British talent in garden design and construction.

David Domoney, organiser of the competition said: “I’m immensely proud to work with HRH The Prince of Wales and the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and to date we have given over 500 garden landscaping and design students the opportunity to build show gardens at a national event before they even leave the college gates.”


Day 5 (Thursday 23 March)
The finishing touches.

Day 4 (Wednesday 22 March)
Hard landscaping completed and planting near completion.

Planting underway at the Ideal Home Show
Planting underway at the Ideal Home Show


Day 3 (Tuesday 21 March) of the build at the Ideal Home Show – Young Gardeners of the Year competition.


Day 2 (Monday, 20 March 2017)
The hard landscaping is well underway as the garden starts to take shape.


Day 1 (Sunday, 19 March)
And so it begins…

Level 3 hard landscaping students Hugo, Jasmine, Mark and Robbie working on frame, base, paving and canopy.
Learn more about our show garden here: https://www.capelmedia.co.uk/horticulture/young-gardeners-of-the-year-competition-at-the-2017-ideal-home-show.html

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