Two colleges in the North West are hosting an exciting competition to give landscape designers or amateurs the chance to see their designs exhibited at the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park

An artist's impression of what the new site will look like
An artist's impression of what the new site will look like

The new Bridge College, a specialist college for young people with learning difficulties run by charitable organisation the Together Trust, will be relocating in September 2012 to a shared campus with the Manchester College. A substantial part of the site in Openshaw, Manchester, will be dedicated to promoting horticulture in an urban setting.

Members of the public are invited to showcase their skills with vibrant, creative designs that will celebrate the two institutions coming together and take into account the needs of disabled young people.

No formal qualifications or professional experience are required, but competitors will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of garden design and a realistic understanding of the creation and costing of the garden.

“We want to give garden designers an opportunity they might not otherwise have, and The RHS show is a fantastic opportunity to show off their skills,“ says Carl Miller, from the Manchester College.

“Last year, a student from the Manchester College designed our garden and those from the horticulture and construction teams built it, and they managed to win a silver medal in the process.”

For more information on how to enter the competition, email Tatton@themanchestercollege.ac.uk. Entries must be in by the 16 December.

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