Students get coaching for landscape gardening competition

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Four students are getting regular monthly coaching from one award-winning designer as they get ready to enter the landscape gardening section of the 2011 World Skills competition.

Chris Beardshaw is helping the kids at Askham Bryan College in York to qualify for a place in the UK squad in October, the Yorkshire Post reported.

In return, the students are helping Mr Beardshaw with some exhibits for top flower shows, including the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Show in July.

This could be a sign that horticulture is still being kept alive by younger generations.

Harry Turner, Askham Bryan College's landscape manager and UK World Skills training manager, told the news provider: "Chris became involved in training the students after we competed at a number of flower shows last year, and his input is tremendously valuable."

Keen gardeners could pick up some tips at the UK's flower shows and make full use of their outdoor space with colourful flowerbeds and even outdoor buildings like a summer house or African thatched gazebo.

Posted by David Webb
    - 24 February 2011
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