Nursery supports Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

Wyevale Nurseries has donated prizes to some of the regional finalists in the Institute of Horticulture?s Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition.

Wyevale Nurseries awarded the West Midlands and South Wales first, second and third place finalist?s iTunes vouchers.

The Young Horticulturalist of the Year is an annual competition organised by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, the only professional body representing all aspects of horticulture.

The Institute founded the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition shortly after it was established as a way of encouraging and rewarding excellence among those starting out in a career in horticulture and today nearly 2,000 young people under the age of 30 participate each year.

Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: ?We?re delighted we could support the competition and donate and present prizes to the top three finalists in the West Midlands and South Wales region.

?During the regional competition a Question Master asked a wide range of horticultural questions, some on a buzzer and some directed to individual contestants, with two identification rounds to further test the contestants? depth and breadth of knowledge.

?The overall winner was Josh Egan-Wyer. He will now proceed to the grand final of the competition. We would like to say a huge congratulations to Josh.?

The winner of the grand final receives a ?2,000 Percy Thrower Travel Bursary, provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society.

This funds a horticultural tour anywhere in the world.

Previous winners have visited Borneo, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the Himalayas, the Galapagos Islands, the United States, South America and Europe.

Josh, who is 23-year-old and lives in Pershore, said: ?I am overwhelmed to have won the regional heat and can?t wait for the grand final. I would like to thank Wyevale Nurseries for the vouchers.?


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