University of Gloucestershire students win Gold at RHS Flower Show

Three students from the University of Gloucestershire, studying Landscape Architecture, have won Gold at the 2023 Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Tatton Park.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Una Nolan, Annie Watson and Caitlin Lewis designed an award-winning border for the RHS Flower Show 2023 at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

Adding gardening excellence to its list of alumni achievements, the University of Gloucestershire is celebrating its students' win at the RHS Flower Show, which takes place at Tatton Park in Cheshire this week until Sunday 23 July 2023.

The show sees hundreds of hopeful horticulturists vying for the highest accolade — a prestigious RHS Gold medal.

Una Nolan, Annie Watson and Caitlin Lewis were awarded this esteemed prize in the Sensory Long Border category for their border, 'The Garden of Vivacity'.

The piece is described as: 'Meandering through the border, a dynamic ribbon-like instalment of steel posts creates a sculptural statement. This structure provides a backdrop to the vibrant hot tones of the planting palette, ensuring a strong contract.'

Head of Arts at the University of Gloucestershire, Professor Angus Pryor said: 'It’s a superb achievement that demonstrates their imagination, visualisation and technical skills, and they should feel immensely proud of themselves.

'The show is also a great opportunity for our students to enhance their learning, put ideas into practice and showcase their work to the wider world.'

Students on the Landscape Architecture degree programme are no stranger to real-life scenarios like the Flower Show, as they have also worked to develop areas of Gloucestershire, including Pittville Park in Cheltenham and Kings Square in Gloucester.

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