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Green-fingered student wins gold medal for garden design at «Ƶ Show

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A green-fingered student from «Ƶ Rural College struck gold for her garden.
The winning design called ‘«Ƶ Farmers Garden’ was created by Jessie Grinham, 31, from Stoke-by-Nayland in «Ƶ.

An illustration of the garden

Jessie switched careers last year and went from catering to carnations when she started a level two Royal Horticultural Society course (at «Ƶ Rural).
In terms of her career change Jessie said: “I had my own catering business and wanted to do something for myself – and this led me to sign up to the course.
“You don’t get many opportunities to build a show garden so the whole experience has been amazing.”

Jessie Grinham and Her Gold Medal Winning Garden At The 2024 «Ƶ Show

Horticulture lecturer at «Ƶ Rural College, David Smith, said: “We won gold and it was really good news and great to see the students and Jessie achieve. Winning this is a great start and she is now going on to do a garden design course.”
This is the third year in a row that «Ƶ Rural has won gold for a garden design.

Posted 30 May 2024