Summer Front Bedding is Planted at Brooksby!

| Brooksby

This academic year our Horticulture students have created a fantastic planting scheme for the front bedding at our Brooksby Campus, which is situated outside the magnificent wedding & events venue, Brooksby Hall! 

The students designed the planting scheme, calculated the number of plants they’d need, and scheduled and grew all the bedding plants from seed!

Level 3 Horticulture student, Teigan, was chosen as the ‘winning designer’.

BMC Horticulture Lecturer, Elizabeth Hammond, said ‘Teigan was chosen as our winning designer because of her use of muted subtle tones, which compliments the rural setting. In addition, Teigan considered the use of Brooksby Hall as a wedding venue, creating a scheme that would not clash with any wedding colour themes.’

Unfortunately, due to the situation surrounding Covid 19, the students did not have the opportunity to plant up their scheme themselves – but our trusty grounds team have been able to do it in their absence!


Planting Timeline!

Spring bedding is removed.

Spring bed


The soil is consolidated by repeated treading over, and then levelled with a landscape rake.

The string line pictured here is where the first row of Lobelia will be planted.


Summer bedding plants ready to be planted.


Lobelia and Cineraria are planted.


Mole disturbance around the Lobelia!


Ricinus (dot plants) & Nicotiana are planted.


Infill of Nicotiana is completed.


All beds completed and watered.


The beds after a few weeks of growth.


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