Mr Fothergill’s award winner Sam to take up new post at RHS Rosemoor

Capel Manor College’s horticultural student Samantha Jackson is the 2014 winner of Mr Fothergill’s Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care.? She was yesterday (13 August) presented with a commemorative shield and a bursary of ?500 by the company?s managing director John Fothergill.

The citation from the College says Sam is truly an exceptionally committed student.? Throughout her two years of study at Capel Sam has demonstrated her immense fondness for plants in her practical activities and has gone the extra mile in considering how best plants can be cared for in a variety of conditions, how they are best utilised in a horticultural setting and how they can benefit people in a therapeutic capacity. Her future in horticulture looks bright and we wish her the best of luck when she starts her prestigious traineeship in the RHS gardens at Rosemoor.

Receiving the award from John Fothergill, Sam said she appreciated such recognition for her work, and that she was looking forward to taking up her post at Rosemoor.? “The bursary is most welcome as I take the next step in my horticultural career”, she said.? “I’m working as a growing and gardening assistant during the summer in Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ organic kitchen garden in Oxfordshire. ?It’s a three month placement working alongside the gardening team and dealing with all aspects of gardening in the vegetable garden”.

Capel Manor is the largest land-based college in Greater London, offering a range of nationally accredited courses and apprenticeships and with five centres across Greater London; they are within reach of anyone with a passion for the great outdoors. ?Subjects offered include: gardening, landscape construction, environmental studies, garden design, arboriculture and floristry. ?For more details of courses at Capel Manor College offers, log on at



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