Students support Samuel Moore’s Hampton Court Garden

April 2022

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Students at Writtle University College are counting down to the famous RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival on 4th-9th July.

RHS Flower Shows are known for their spectacular show gardens which highlight the best and latest design trends.

Level Three Horticulture students will be taking their first steps into this exciting sector by growing plants for The SunsLifestyle Outdoor Living Garden.

The garden's designer, Samuel Moore, said: "I'm a Writtle University College graduate and the work I carried out with an RHS Show Garden was one of the many highlights of my time there. I'm delighted to be in a position to offer the next generation of students the same exciting opportunity.

"The SunsLifestyle Outdoor Living Garden is a beautiful space and it's good to see the students' passion for the plants we'll be featuring."

Samuel worked for award-winning companies before founding Consilium Hortus, the home of bespoke garden design solutions.

His creation for Hampton Court reflects luxurious outdoor living, with five large multi-stem trees and lush textural, colourful planting. The space features a decadent dining area, a plunge pool space and louvred pergola.

"It's a real honour to be involved with the preparation and construction of a show garden for RHS Hampton Court," said horticulture student, Lucy.

She and the rest of the team have been working to produce plants for the show, using one of several undercover growing areas on the University College's countryside estate.

In July, the students will travel to Hampton Court to assist with setting up the garden.

Richard Batey, Curriculum Team Leader for Horticulture, said: "We're proud to see our Level 3 Horticulture learners engaging with industry practices and forging strong working relationships within garden design. Samuel Moore is an inspiration to our students and Writtle University College. His support has helped our learners to expand their knowledge and take their next steps on their journey to become professional horticulturalists."

For more information on Writtle University College's horticulture courses, go to writtle.ac.uk/horticulture.