Students build a garden - in two days

TWO students from a Suffolk college specialising in agricultural training have spent the duration of the show constructing a brand new garden.

Elliot Furniss

TWO students from a Suffolk college specialising in agricultural training have spent the duration of the show constructing a brand new garden.

Will Gadd and Simon Ginger, both 21, are some of Otley College's top garden builders - even representing England in international competitions.

During the two-day show they managed to complete a stunning garden, featuring a range of plants and features, including a pond.


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Simon, from Theberton, near Leiston, said: “We started at 9am on Wednesday morning and had to have it finished by 3pm today - we worked within the show's hours, we haven't been here until 1am or anything.

“The hardest part has been getting the plants right. We've had to allow time for talking to people interested in what we are doing but in our normal competition situations we are not allowed to talk to anyone.”

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Will, from Bury St Edmunds, said they had worked from a well-prepared design.

He said: “We knew roughly what had to be done, we put the frame in first, which was the base, and just worked it as we normally do.”

Sadly, after the show closes tonight the garden will be ripped out and the lads have to start planning for their next competition, in Canada later this year.

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