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Diarmuid Gavin challenging budding Landscapers at BBC Gardeners’ World Live
One of gardening’s most influential designers, Diarmuid Gavin, will be challenging budding landscapers to turn his visions into reality and scoop the inaugural Young Landscapers Award at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live.
The Four finalists, under the age of 28, will be put in pairs to create two different Show Gardens designed by the television gardening personality. The blueprints will incorporate all aspects of landscaping and test the next generation landscapers to display a wide variety of skills to the utmost precision.
The two teams will have the same demanding timeframe as the professional Show Garden designers and contractors at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. The winning pair will be announced on Wednesday 13th June, the day before the show opens to the public, where both gardens will be on show at the NEC to ticket holders, along with a host of other show gardens, extensive floral marquee, experts and hundreds of exhibitors.
The brand-new award, supported by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) and sponsored by Marshalls and The Landscape Skills Academy, is designed to promote excellence in the industry, and to acknowledge up-and-coming landscaping talent across the country.
Diarmuid Gavin said: “I’m delighted to participate in this new BBC Gardeners’ World Live competition which is aimed at displaying the talents and boosting the profile of some of the country’s brightest and best young garden builders.
“The craft of creating and planting gardens is one where these islands excel and with this inaugural Young Landscapers Award, garden lovers from around the country will be able to visit and see for themselves that our garden making future is in very good hands.”
BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th June at the NEC. Tickets are available at bbcgardenersworldlive.com
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