Inspirational gardeners

Beal Homes Jane Blackburn (front left) with Bishop Burton College tutor Annette Parkes in the garden designed by students l to r; Gareth Glover,Andy Meritt, Kerry Ollett, Brock Jones, Denise Evans and Mike Naylor.
Beal Homes Jane Blackburn (front left) with Bishop Burton College tutor Annette Parkes in the garden designed by students l to r; Gareth Glover,Andy Meritt, Kerry Ollett, Brock Jones, Denise Evans and Mike Naylor.

Students from Bishop Burton College have helped to design show gardens at a housing development.

Looking for young, contemporary garden designs for its new show arena, East Riding house builder Beal decided to give Bishop Burton students the opportunity to come up with inspirational ideas for two show home gardens at The Village, Hull.

The gardens have drawn on design mood boards created by 12 final year further education students who studied for an extended Diploma in Horticulture at Bishop Burton College.

The project presented the students with an interesting challenge as part of the garden design module of their diploma.

Beal’s brief was to present design concepts to appeal to a young first time buyer and a young family. The students were asked to use colour combinations to reflect the distinctive, bright colours in branding and create a modern feel to match the interiors of these new homes.

“The Bishop Burton students provided some inspiring design concepts,” said Beal Homes’ Sue Waudby, “We’d like to thank them all for participating and for putting so much hard work and flair into their proposals.”

Course Tutor Dr. Annette Parkes said: “The mood boards showed an open mindedness, which is always good from a designer’s perspective. The students were up against a very tight deadline and produced some inspired work.”

Several of the students are looking forward to starting a Higher Education course at the college, including Gareth Glover who is joining the new Foundation Degree in Gardens and Green Space Management this coming January 2013.