21st June 2002

 

STUDENTS BUILDING BETTER HOMES

 

Six students from the University of Lincoln will be joining Carol Vorderman’s Better Homes team to create a better garden in Morton, near Gainsborough next week.

 

The horticulture department at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture was asked to help with the project which will take place between Monday 24th and Friday 28th June.

 

Advanced National Certificate Garden Design students Alison James, Heather Turley, Steve Parkhouse and Mark Fort and National Diploma in Horticulture students James Foran and Peter Glogiewiecz will be providing the horticultural construction support to Carol’s garden designer, David Donnelly. 

 

The students, who are trained in all aspects of garden design, landscaping, plant knowledge and other horticultural skills, will supply hands-on support to assist with the assembling and creation of the new garden.

 

“The benefits of this joining this project are numerous,” said Mark Fort.  “Working on a garden from design to completion in a short time will be a great experience.

 

“But the opportunity to meet the programme designers and develop contacts will hopefully be useful for the future.”

 

Carol Vorderman and the ‘Better Homes’ team answer requests from the public to visit a new location each week to completely renovate a house and garden.

 

If you would like to see the university team in action, tune in to ITV on Thursday 1st August at 7.30 p.m.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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