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Students from City of Wolverhampton College have entered show gardens into the Birmingham Borders competition.

The competition will give horticultural students Brian Trubshaw, Phil Simmonds and Gemma Askew the chance to design, plan and build an exhibit in a show environment without the large financial and resource commitment.

Gemma Askew, aged 29, has based her design on her own experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

“The things that are important to me are the numbers three and five, and symmetry, so that is reflected in my design,” she said.

The competition will be held at the NEC from June 13 to 17.

Darren Rudge, a lecturer at City of Wolverhampton College, said: “The students are all very excited about showcasing their work in front of the thousands of people that visit the show, and have come up with some really exciting designs.”