Former Capel Manor students Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour win GOLD at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with their ‘Herbert Smith Freehills Garden for WaterAid.
Capel Manor’s exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show demonstrates how the gardens and education at the college has evolved over the last 100 years.
It was a smashing start to the weekend as Capel Manor College ‘Reclaiming London’ show garden takes the gold medal at the Ideal Home Young Gardener of the Year 2013 competition. The awards were announced by TV gardener and organiser, David Domoney and presented by head judge and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh at the opening of the Ideal Home Show, Friday 15 March.
28 year old Corli Du Toit moved to the UK from South Africa after graduating to work in finance. Maths was her strength and she thought she’d make a career out of banking. After spending several years spending most of her time processing money from dividends for large corporations, she began to hate the job.
Budding garden designers at Greater London’s leading horticultural college, Capel Manor, are once again taking part in the ‘Ideal Young Gardener of the Year’ competition sponsored by The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and organised by celebrity gardener David Domoney.
This month Balloon Artistry Lecturer and Coordinator at Capel Manor College, Lucy Hennessy, set up a ‘Pop-up’ shop at the College’s East London centre based within Newham College.
75 year old Michael Brown began at Capel Manor College with a Level 1 Practical Gardener course and then went on to complete the prestigious RHS Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Horticulture.
Capel Manor College Trees and Timber Apprentice Nick Hayes wins first prize in a felling techniques competition.
A garden inspired by the work of the charity WaterAid is to be created at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show by former Capel Manor garden design students Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour
19-year-old Joanne Winters, level 2 horticultural apprentice at Capel Manor College, was recently nominated as one of Great Britain’s top five horticultural apprentices – an outstanding achievement.