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Medal success for college students

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Horticulture students at Derby College Group are celebrating after securing a medal for their show garden entry at this year’s Gardeners World Live show.

The mature part-time students’ design and build was awarded bronze in the professional category, which saw them go up against high budget gardens created by landscape companies.

Having built various elements at Broomfield Hall, in Morley, they spent several days erecting and planting the garden at Birmingham’s NEC, which was judged ahead of the show opening its doors to the public.

The garden was designed to mark change – reflecting different themes including changes within humans, technology and in nature as well as the transition of the Derby MS Society to the Lilian Prime MS Centre, which provide support to people affected by MS and other neurological conditions.

Horticulture teacher Mike Baldwin said: “The team have done an amazing job and we were pleased with the bronze medal – especially considering we were competing against professional landscape gardeners.”

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