Kingston Maurward College celebrates at Chelsea

Kingston Maurward College, Dorset, will be celebrating 70 years of land-based education with a signature garden at this year’s (2019) RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the Artisan Category – 21st May to 15th May 2019.

The garden will be designed by Michelle Brown who will use contemporary and traditional styles to incorporate representations of key elements of Kingston Maurward – stunning plantings and trees alongside a curved dry stone walled structure with iron cupola. The cupola will be made by engineering students at the College and the garden will also benefit from beautiful stonework paving.

Horticulture staff, students and experts in their field will be growing plants and lending their skills to the garden during the 10-day set up in May to complete what is hoped to be an award-winning garden.

The project was recently launched at an event at the College when local dignitaries and key sponsor stonework supplier Miles Stone, were welcomed as well as additional sponsors and the College’s RHS Chelsea project team. (pictured above)

Project Manager, Joanna Jeffery from Kingston Maurward said: “We are delighted with the design of the garden which showcases many aspects of training in the traditional artisanal skills we deliver here. It is a great honour for the students and staff to be involved in growing the plants and creating the structures to be used at such an iconic and prestigious event. We are shining a light on the careers which are so important in creating beautiful private gardens and public spaces.”

The garden will be built by Adapt Landscapes with a planting design to create a calming, romantic space inspired by the rich history of plant collections at Kingston Maurward College.

Picture credits: Middle: ©Kingston Maurward College/Michelle Brown; Middle: bottom row left to right – Charlie Davison, Head of Sales at Miles Stone, Kingston Maurward Garden Designer Michelle Brown, Miles Stone owner Roy Legg Bagg and Dorchester Town Mayor David Taylor. Garden diagram banner above: ©Michelle Brown.