Gardeners World silver success

A show garden created by students at Bondholder DCG’s Broomfield Hall and Ilkeston colleges won a silver merit medal at the BBC Gardeners World Live show.

‘The Revelation Garden’ has been most ambitious planned by the Horticulture department and, measuring 25m by 15m, is the largest garden at BBC Gardeners World Live which attracted thousands of visitors across four days (June 13 to 16).

The centre piece for the garden is four life size wooden horse sculptures which have been hand-carved by an artist in Asia, with four gardens depicting the emotions of reflection, peace, love and joy.

The College teamed up with the Derby branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a range of sponsors headed by Don Amott Parks who will now re-build key features of the garden at their flagship Lakeside Park near Louth for holiday makers to enjoy after the show.

This year’s medal has continued the Broomfield Hall team’s winning streak. Last year the students won the top Platinum medal for their border ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ as well as the prize for the best interpretation of the theme in the 23-strong category. The two previous years resulted in Silver and then Gold medals.

Derby College Horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin said: “We are obviously delighted to have won such a prestigious medal again for our most ambitious garden yet."

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