College builds new educational garden

A college in Wiltshire could soon be churning out qualified gardeners after kind-hearted staff at a local garden centre helped build it an area for training horticulture students.

Palmer Gardens supplied Wiltshire College Lackham with a new rose garden which will provide a useful training environment for future professional horticulturalists.

The Trowbridge institution had wanted to add a rose garden to complement its existing national anemone collection, according to the Wiltshire Times.

College manager Mark Bradbury explained that there will be a number of benefits to having the new facility.

"We very much want to further enhance the established gardens, which are open for the public to enjoy," he said.

"The fact that the college students can use the creation as part of their training is a wonderful bonus, especially as our ethos is to provide training to help people move towards employment."

It will also be used by the Shaw Trust to help disadvantaged people and will be able to be enjoyed by the colleges other attendees, even if they arent horticulture students.

According to the Gazette and Herald, Wiltshires Whitehall Garden Centre is having a plastic pot amnesty this month to help gardeners get rid of old pots in an eco-friendly way.