On Tuesday 24th October, Brooksby Melton College Horticulture student Grace Smith received the Brooksby Horticulture Award; an annual prize awarded by the Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust to celebrate the achievements of an outstanding BMC Horticulture student.
Sue Blaxand and Judith Hibbert of the LRGT visited BMC’s Level 3 Horticulture students during their Garden Design class to present Grace with a cheque worth £100, which she will be able to use to purchase books and equipment to aid her horticultural studies.
The award, which is now in its fourth year, strives to recognise students who demonstrate remarkable determination and improvement whilst studying their Level 2 and then progressing to a Level 3 Horticulture qualification.
Grace commented ‘It feels fantastic to win the Brooksby Horticulture Award. When I was growing up I didn’t feel like I had many opportunities, and I didn’t really enjoy learning at school. Coming to BMC has helped me to discover a subject that I really enjoy, a subject that makes me want to learn and keep on learning.
I decided to come to BMC to study Horticulture because I knew that I wanted to own my own business in the future, and Horticulture has a wide variety of career options. I was attracted to BMC because I had heard great reviews about the College, and I knew that the achievement rates were fantastic. Coming to an open day before I started at BMC also gave me a great impression of the College, as I was made to feel really welcome.
I would absolutely recommend Horticulture courses at BMC to anyone who is considering applying. The courses are incredibly rewarding and all of the lecturers and students are helpful and supportive, which creates a great learning environment.’
The Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust are a voluntary organisation and registered charity who help to educate a range of people about the county’s landscapes, parks and gardens.
BMC Horticulture students benefit from learning in state-of-the-art facilities at the College’s 850 acre Brooksby Campus. Students are able to learn in brand new glass houses, which feature automatic vent and temperature controls, which ensure the perfect conditions for growing plants. In addition, the Brooksby Campus features over five acres of formal gardens, which house a wide range of plant species for students to learn from.
If you are interested in Horticulture courses at BMC, click here to register for a Brooksby Campus open day or taster day. These events give prospective students the opportunity to see the College’s state-of-the-art facilities, meet the industry-expert teaching staff, and learn more about courses at BMC.