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Horticulture students from Bath College are getting ready to show off their skills with a pop-up garden at the Royal Bath and West Show.

Level 2 student Isaac Gregory, who has designed the garden, plans to bring the colours of the sand and sea to Shepton Mallet.

Inspired by the beach, the garden will use border plants and flowers grown in the glasshouse at Bath College’s Somer Valley Campus.
Isaac’s design, which was voted for by students, will be one of eight gardens on display at the Royal Bath and West Show in June.

The 16-year-old, from Radstock, enjoys the outdoors and already has a job with local company Tibbs Tree Surgeons.



He said: “I like being outside in all weathers and being outside with friends. Next year I’ll continue at Bath College studying arboriculture Level 2.

“It’s nice to see my design chosen, I thought it would be a good idea for the summer. We’re going to make the garden into a beach with bedding plants and flowers to make the sea and the waves.
“I’m looking forward to seeing it come together and seeing what people think.”

Visitors to the Bath and West Show will be asked to vote for their favourite garden from June 1 to June 3, with the winner announced on June 4.

Competitors exhibiting their gardens include Julian Shave Landscaping, The Pig near Bath, Harry Brenan Gardens and The Nature of It.

Bath College lecturer Rupert Horsey said: “Every student designed a garden and they came up with some interesting ideas.

“One of them designed a garden for his favourite rapper and there was another based around county flowers.

“We challenged them to use what they’ve learnt on the course to create something unique and Isaac’s design was chosen as the best.”

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