BTEC Level Three in Horticulture
While studying garden design, Pippa was given the chance ot enter a garden into the Harrogate Flower Show - the premier horticultural show in the north. Working alongside other students from the College, Pippa teamed up with a local charity to develop the garden.
The garden, designed for those living with dementia, aimed to create a safe environment for its users by reminding them of familiar smells using scented flowers and by incorporating pathways that brought them back to the start.
The garden impressed the judges so much that it secured one of just three gold awards at the show.
Praised for its consideration of its end users, and the quality of the building work, the garden became the highlight of the show, and following its win, it was donated to the charity that helped Pippa come up with the award winning design. And for Pippa, the success secured a future with Hobson and Porter - a local building firm which now has its own landscape designer.