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Blooming Success For Askham Bryan College at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Date: 25th April 2019

Students and staff at Askham Bryan College are celebrating after winning a host of top awards at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show which opened today. (Thurs 25 April)

The college’s show garden, entitled “In Sight of the Minster” won high praise from judges who awarded it a Gold Medal, as did the Pink Floyd-inspired display by floristry students with their interpretation of the iconic “Dark Side of the Moon”. In addition, student entries in the Vertical Garden category resulted in first, second and third awards.

Jess Herbert, the college’s Head of Horticulture said: “These are amazing achievements at what is one of the country’s top flower shows. The competition is always high at Harrogate so this is a real endorsement of the talent and hard work of both students and staff.”

The show garden is inspired by York Minster with the judges praising the garden’s multi dimensional aspect as well as the imaginative use of textures, materials and interpretation of the brief.

Sponsorship has been generously provided by Yorganics, Marshalls, Bloom!, Jewsons, and British Steel who have provided slate, steel, compost, turf and plants for the build.

The show runs until Sunday 28th April, after which the garden will be re-created in the centre of York, for the city’s Bloom! Festival in June. It will finally move to its forever home, following a competition in which community groups and organisations can apply for the now award-winning garden to be theirs.

Entries can be sent to:

Askham Bryan has its main campus at York and specialises in land-based courses, including horticulture.

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