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BALI to renew support for RHS Young Landscape Contractor award

BALI has announced it will again support the Royal Horticultural Society’s mission to find the best emerging landscape and plant design talent with the RHS Young Landscape Contractor and RHS Young Planting Designer 2017 competition.

Held at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire, the competition will return for its second year in 2017, offering budding young talent the platform and support to display their planting and landscaping talents.

Tom Harfleet, head of show development for RHS, said: “This new competition kicked off in style in 2016 with three gold medal winning gardens and amazing, fresh young talent. We’re excited to find the next competitors and help support the young talent out there.”

The competition will challenge young landscape contractors and young planting designers to work together to build and deliver a garden showcasing their skills and talent in their respective areas of horticulture and landscaping.

RHS Tatton Park aims to build on the success of the RHS Young Designer competition, now in its ninth year of giving young designers the chance to design their first show garden.

BALI’s chief executive, Wayne Grills, said: “BALI is delighted to once again be supporting the Young Landscape Contractor finalists and their partners for what promises to be an exciting competition for 2017.

“The level of quality on show at last year’s event set an incredibly high benchmark with three Golds and Best Construction accolades being handed out, so we cannot wait to see what talent will be on display at RHS Tatton this July.”

Ewan Sewell was crowned RHS Young Landscape Contractor 2016 and Katie Maude, RHS Young Planting Designer 2016.

The RHS Young Landscape Contractor & RHS Young Planting Designer 2017 competition is now open to those aged 28 years and under. Application links:

RHS Young Planting Designer application form: https://rhsforms.formstack.com/forms/tp17_young_planting_designer

RHS Young Landscape Contractor application form: https://rhsforms.formstack.com/forms/tp17_young_landscape_contractor

About Michael Northcott

Michael is the editor of Landscape Insight magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week, Hotel Owner and Jewellery Focus. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

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