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Date: 8th May 2018

Congratulations to Level 3 Horticulture student, Alice Whysall-Price, on being shortlisted for HRH The Prince of Wales Perpetual Challenge 2018.

Shelagh Todd, Head of Horticulture at Newton Rigg College, nominated Alice for this prestigious award and is delighted that she has been shortlisted following her detailed submission about sustainable horticulture. Alice impressed the judges with her clear commitment to only using British flower farmers, no floral foam and recycling everything she uses.

Alice will be travelling down to London for her interview with Debs Goodenough Head Gardener to HRH The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall and Bob Sherman, previously Head of Horticulture, at Garden Organic on 25th May. She will be questioned about her application and sustainable horticulture in general with the outcome shared on 29th May.

Fingers crossed for Alice to follow in the footsteps of Tom White, last year’s winner also from Newton Rigg, who received the trophy, a cheque for £500 and a certificate signed by HRH The Prince of Wales at a formal presentation by the Worshipful Company Of Gardeners.

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