BBC feature highlights Brooksby Melton College horticulture students? know-how

Green-fingered Brooksby Melton College students showed off their horticultural knowledge when they were recently filmed and interviewed for a BBC East Midlands Today feature.

Presenter Maurice Flynn visited the college to film a news feature on national plant collections currently being held in the East Midlands.

Brooksby Melton College has two such collections – of Liriope and Ophiopogon – which can be found growing on campus in the ornamental gardens at Brooksby Hall, as well as in the college nurseries, where they are being carefully tended to by the students before being relocated to a new purpose built area of the gardens later in the year.

The students were heavily involved with filming for the BBC feature, aired earlier this month, with some giving individual interviews.

Tutor Paul Greene said: ?There?s some great work coming out of the college at the moment so having a chance to show how good they are and be a part of a feature piece like this was really exciting for them. It?s also great to be recognised by the team at East Midlands Today for the work we?ve been doing, and to be able to put a spotlight on education in horticulture.?

After filming with the students, Maurice and Paul enjoyed a tour of the Brooksby gardens, discussing the many different plants on display, as well as plans for further filming at the college later in the year.

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