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Students from Bath College have bought a slice of sunshine to the Royal Bath and West Show with a beach-inspired pop-up garden.

The garden, designed by Level 2 horticulture student Isaac Gregory, is one of eight gardens on display at the show this week.

Named Beech on the Beach, the design uses trees and a mixture of blue and yellow flowers to mimic the colours of the sand and sea.


Students grew flowers and plants for the pop-up garden in the glasshouse at Bath College’s Somer Valley Campus.

Horticulture tutor Rupert Horsey said: “I’m pleased with the way it looks.

“The thing I like about it is that Isaac designed it. It’s his vision and we have helped him to realise it. All of the bedding plants have been grown by the students.”

Organisers are expecting more than 100,000 visitors at the Royal Bath and West Show over the next few days.


Visitors to the show will be asked to vote for their favourite pop-up garden from June 1 to June 3, with the winner announced on June 4.

Bath College also has a stand at the show, featuring African snails, prickly stick insects and a corn snake from the animal care department.

Staff are available to talk about courses at the college, and beauty students are offering face painting, hand massages and nail art.

Bath College offers a range of horticulture qualifications, including part-time Love2learn courses and gardening diplomas.

Apprenticeships are available and the college is working to develop a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in horticulture.

Bath College Principal Matt Atkinson said: “We are delighted to be showcasing our students work at this year’s Royal Bath and West show.

“Our college is all about skills for employment and this is a great opportunity for our students to be stretched to demonstrate their professional skills and abilities.”

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