Ewan takes his landscaping skills to the world stage

Charlie Maclauchlan, of Country Gardens and Ewan Sewell.
Charlie Maclauchlan, of Country Gardens and Ewan Sewell.

A talented Fangfoss landscape gardener has just returned from the International Skills Competition in Leipzig after representing the UK.

Ewan Sewell, 21, a former Bishop Burton College Student, competed with the UK team at the contest which pits young people from around the world against each other in skills challenges that cover a range of areas from welding to hairdressing.

Ewan was selected for The International Skills Competition after winning a gold medal winner at the Worlds Skills UK competition.

Although Ewan and the UK team failed to win, the experience was unforgettable.

Ewan, who now works for Country Gardens in York, said: “Everyone builds the same garden over four days, to plans issued by the organisers and the judging is strict.

“I’m proud of what we achieved and it was a good experience to produce something under pressure.

“The whole experience has improved me as a person –training for the competition has improved my skills and it was a great opportunity.”