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Suffolk Show: 'Our students were outstanding' - Praise for horticultural students who took gold for environmental garden

PUBLISHED: 22:30 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 22:49 30 May 2018

Easton and Otley College horticulture students took gold. Picture: JOHN NICE

Easton and Otley College horticulture students took gold. Picture: JOHN NICE

John Nice

Horticulture students have been praised for "outstanding" work after taking gold for an environmental garden at the Suffolk Show.

Easton and Otley College student Oli Page, farming winner at the Suffolk Show. Picture: JOHN NICEEaston and Otley College student Oli Page, farming winner at the Suffolk Show. Picture: JOHN NICE

Staff and students from Easton and Otley College took around a week to build the winning entry outside the flower tent.

The college also took a silver gilt medal in the flower tent for a display incorporating a car and large metal butterfly.

Farming students also picked up rosettes, including a reserve special and first place for showing red poll cattle.

Easton and Otley College students Carole Bonner, Maddison Arnold, Philip Pollard and Bethany Reason, who took a silver gilt in floristry at the Suffolk Show Picture: JOHN NICEEaston and Otley College students Carole Bonner, Maddison Arnold, Philip Pollard and Bethany Reason, who took a silver gilt in floristry at the Suffolk Show Picture: JOHN NICE

On the main marquee, the college hosted a brunch to launch a new event management course where they thanked industry leaders for their support.

The college played further roles at this year’s Suffolk Show, with equine students helping build the show jumping courses and construction learners competing skills challenges, the results of which will be announced tomorrow.

Horticultural lecturer, Andy Snelling said he was “delighted” with the award.

Keeley, Mel and Eloisie Utteride at the Easton and Otley main marquee at the Suffolk Show. Picture: JOHN NICEKeeley, Mel and Eloisie Utteride at the Easton and Otley main marquee at the Suffolk Show. Picture: JOHN NICE

“Our students were outstanding,” he added.

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