News From The Borders

Artwork courtesy of Julia Weaver
Artwork courtesy of Julia Weaver

What’s going on elsewhere in Cambridgeshire, the Gardens Trust or neighbouring county Trusts

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The Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2022

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture organises an annual competition to find the Young Horticulturalist of the Year. Open to anyone under the age of 30 on 31 July 2022, this valuable award is worth £2,500 as a travel bursary for the winner to undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study a subject related to their chosen field of horticulture.

After winning the Eastern Regional Final and thereby qualifying for the Grand Final on 7th May at the University of Warwick, we are pleased to report that Jonathan Strauss of Emmanuel College’s Garden Department finished in third place in the national event. Jonathan, his colleague Douglas Day who also took part in the regional event, with Head Gardener Brendon Sims and the rest of the garden team at Emmanuel College are building a reputation for the college as a centre for excellence amongst gardeners. We congratulate Jonathan for his great result in the final. For further information on this prestigious event, please see this CIH webpage.

Jonathan Strauss of Emmanuel College Garden Team and his Eastern Region winner’s trophy.

Little Paxton Gardening Club

Where gardening and friendships blossom

The provisional programme from the Little Paxton Gardening Club for 2022 has just been circulated and may be downloaded from this link. There are many excellent talks, which are held in the Little Paxton Village Hall at 8:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Visitors are welcome: entry to a talk is £2, or you can become a member for £10. For further information, or to make a booking, please contact the Programme Organizer, Ann Thomas.

The Gardens Trust offers a wide variety of talks and events. Please see their events webpage for full details. Information on Gardens Trust training courses that cover Conservation and Plannning can be found on our Planning Resources page.