Latest News | 24 August 2021

Green-fingered students go for title

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Horticulture students at Derby College Group are ploughing ahead with a garden design, which they plan to enter in a national competition.

The mature students are set to enter this year’s Gardeners World Live exhibition and competition at the NEC later this month, with a garden that celebrates and unveils the Derby MS Society’s transformation into The Lilian Prime Trust.

The students are on the college’s Level 3 study programme, which has been specially devised by DCG horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin to bring together skills and knowledge in surveying, design, plantsmanship and construction – ideal for students who want to establish a gardening business.

The main work of the Lilian Prime Trust is to provide housing for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

The garden marks a new direction in which the charity wishes to travel. It also acknowledges the journey that people who live with MS take to finding peace and happiness.

The group is currently putting the finishing touches to the various elements to the garden and growing the plants, which will feature in the garden on show at Gardeners World Live between 26 and 29 August.

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