September 2010

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Two years ago one particularly hard-working horticulture student was selected from a number of applicants to become the first ‘Seabrook Scholar’ at Writtle College. Sarah Tull, who was awarded a two year scholarship to continue her horticulture studies onto a Foundation Degree in Horticulture, graduated on Thursday 9 September 2010.

Sarah was awarded her degree during a ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral, also in attendance to address the new Graduates was College Patron, and celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh.

During his address Alan endorsed the specialist skills that graduating students will take into their selected employment fields, saying: "Knowing what I have learned about this College and the kinds of people that Writtle turns out, I have no doubt that our landscape is in the safest of hands."

In total Sarah – the ‘Seabrook Scholar’ was awarded a scholarship worth £6,000 to support her progression at Writtle College.

Named after Peter Seabrook, the scholarship has been sponsored by Easy Gardener, a world leader in garden products. Peter attended the College in the mid-1950’s achieving both the College Diploma and the Royal Horticultural Society Master of Horticulture degree. Peter has appeared on BBC Gardener’s World and has a regular column in The Sun newspaper.

Pictured: Sarah Tull – Seabrook Scholar 2010, with Peter Seabrook