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Capel Manor College to build world’s largest show garden

London’s leading land-based college Capel Manor, has partnered with The Game Fair to design and create specialist gardens that will span over an acre. A show garden of this scale has never been attempted before.
Established in 1959, The Game Fair is a prestigious event that celebrates British country life and boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family. Lord and Lady Salisbury’s Hatfield House Estate will play host to The Game Fair from 26 – 28 July 2019.
The Game Fair Gardens, designed by Capel Manor College’s RHS Gold medallists, will create an immersive and interactive experience. Telling the story of the countryside, estates, country gardens, traditional practices and innovations through themed gardens. Visitors can expect kitchen gardens, traditional crafts, art, sculpture and superb design in the setting of Hatfield House which already has an international reputation among garden enthusiasts.
Lady Salisbury commented:
“It is wonderful that this year The Game Fair is encouraging our apprentices and students to use their skills and knowledge to create a spectacular garden at Hatfield. As Patron of the College, specialising in land-based subjects across London, I know this RHS award-winning team will provide inspiration to gardeners and will show with a good design, what can be grown. Seeing what people can do is always a pleasure as well as providing a vital contribution to our green open spaces.”
Malcolm Goodwin, Principal at Capel Manor College added:
“We are very excited to be bringing a substantial display of horticulture and environmental skills to The Game Fair at Hatfield House to showcase the many talents of our students and staff. The College provides fantastic opportunities for young people and career changers alike; this exhibit will show how people can have wonderful careers by learning how to create beautiful gardens, produce food from the land and look after the countryside, trees and wildlife to create a healthier, more attractive, productive and accessible environment for everyone”.
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