Talent bloomed for a Middlesex college at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The Capel Manor exhibit, designed by lecturers and put together by students, celebrated the annual show’s centenary by telling the story of the development of the college and its contribution to horticultural education. It earned a silver medal.

Senior gardener Julie Phipps said: “The exhibit… was at times challenging and tiring, but the team worked very well together and we were all pleased at the overall result.”

Level two garden design students Arit Anderson, 44, Sarah Jarman, and Anna Murphy, both 42, won first prize for their display in the fresh talent competition.

They were challenged to use flowers to decorate a sculpture that acts as a landmark to help visitors navigate the show, and created a design that highlighted the plight of native birds.

Featured image caption: From left: Anna Murphy, Arit Anderson, and Sarah Jarman

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