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Chelsea success for Myerscough horticulturalists

Former Myerscough College student John Everiss won gold for his design, Reachout, at Chelsea Flower Show

Former Myerscough College student John Everiss won gold for his design, Reachout, at Chelsea Flower Show

A team of horticulturalists from Myerscough College have won a top honour at the country’s most prestigious flower show.

Former Myerscough student John Everiss won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.

He designed and built the exhibit ‘Reachout’ with the help of Myerscough apprentices Calum Mackenzie and Antonio Figueiredo.

The design shows a striking metal sculpture of a crouched figure reaching into a nine-metre long water channel, leading through stone columns which blend with the planting, demonstrating a young person’s journey into adulthood.

And Myerscough College based florist Katie-Jane Pridmore, 24, was one of just 16 in the country chosen to compete for the title of Young Florist of The Year.

Having already won a silver at Chelsea in 2012, Katie-Jane, who is studying a foundation degree in professional floristry and floral design online, was tasked with creating a floral fantasy gown for a crystal themed ball.

 

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