Francesca – Ideal Home Show

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Many of our existing clients will be familiar with our daughter, Francesca – an integral team player in Stock Gardens, she works alongside us part-time whilst studying Horticulture at Writtle College.

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After two years of hard work, Francesca is now in her final year and has recently been involved in working on a Show Garden for the Ideal Home Show at Olympia in London. Writtle College were chosen amongst other colleges across the country to exhibit their designs. The exhibition has been an ongoing project for Fran and her fellow students, over the course of the past few months. Their brief was to create a reclaimed urban space, with an emphasis on sustainability and the use of water. Using Pinterest to gather their initial thoughts and basic concepts, before beginning the long process of building their envisaged design, they’ve just finished building their design and have spent the week in London setting up their Garden ready for the show’s opening Friday 20th March.

At the Ideal Home Show, their exhibition has been judged by a panel of esteemed judges, based on how well their design fit the brief. Francesca was chosen, alongside one other student, to present their design to the judges and talk them through the design process and inspirations.

Blog image Stock Gardens Landscapers2 Francesca   Ideal Home ShowA prestigious opportunity for any designer, we’re over the moon to announce that Fran and her team at Writtle College won Best in Show in the Young Gardeners of the Year competition, as well as a gold medal for their design!

The team are overwhelmed with their success, with Fran saying “I’m speechless! When I started the course at Writtle College I could only hope that I would be sitting here at the Ideal Home Show with a gold medal and Best in Show with these grins on our faces! It’s the highlight of my College experience so far!”

One of the judges, Neil Domoney, went as far to say ‘This is the best garden we have ever had here; that’s what all the judges were saying in the judging room. It should be at Chelsea. It’s very hard to fault.’

The award-winning Writtle College design will be at the Ideal Home Show until 6th April so if you’re visiting, pop along to their show garden and take a look!

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