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Once again Provender Nurseries have selected a winning garden design from applications for a Garden Design competition held at Capel Manor College.   

Judging took place back in February and from an impressive range of entries, Miriam Gopaul’s garden design, ‘Four Elements’ was considered the most appealing with a well thought out design for the use of space…  The design uses the seasons as a means of depicting the four elements of Water – Spring, Summer – Air, Autumn – Fire and Winter representing Earth.  The judges agreed that each element and season were well researched and represented by a core of plants that perfectly presented each element.  Key link plants in the garden include Cornus florida ‘Rainbow’ and Calamagrostis brachytricha providing interest across the season.  

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The winner for 2015, Miriam Gopaul was awarded with a cheque for £500.00.  Having previously studied and attained a degree in architectural interior design, the winning design was bold and full of structure with a strong supporting plant list providing interest with each season.  Miriam is now heading towards studying Level 3 Planting Design at Capel Manor and will no doubt be a strong garden designer upon her graduation. 

Provender Nurseries sponsor a garden at Capel Manor and have for the last 3 years selected a design that best represents the use of the space in the garden with a broad interesting range of plants that fulfil the brief. 

Previous winners of the Garden Design Competition include Esra Parr, Vanessa Hoch and Rachel Pocock all of whom will be building and designing their first show gardens at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year. 

Vanessa and Rachel are being co-sponsored by Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor and plants are growing along well for ‘Foundations for Growth’. 

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