College garden is uprooted - to Chelsea

Doncaster Deaf Trust showing garden at Chelsea Flower Show.... L to R  Bobbie Roberts chair of Trustees with students Mark Smith 21 yrs and Jack Bellaby 16 yrs and some of the plants going to Chelsea aftre the hard landscaping is finished
Doncaster Deaf Trust showing garden at Chelsea Flower Show.... L to R Bobbie Roberts chair of Trustees with students Mark Smith 21 yrs and Jack Bellaby 16 yrs and some of the plants going to Chelsea aftre the hard landscaping is finished
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JUDGES at the Chelsea Flower Show will examine the work of students from Doncaster Deaf College later this month.

Students have won a place to exhibit in the prestigious contest after working with garden designer Graham Bodle on a creation which is set to appear in the urban garden category.

Mr Bodle, whose family founded Walkers Nursery and Garden Centre at Blaxton over 60 years ago, has helped design a garden which appeals to senses other than hearing.

It has two secluded seating areas with benches facing each other. Most of the plants are green, with splashes of colour.

Fragrant plants and herbs are included and the focal point of the garden is a figurative sculpture with a stone and steel water feature with varying textures and materials. The garden will be rebuilt in the college grounds after the show.

Chair of trustees at the college, Bobbie Roberts, said: “Graham has done a fantastic job in creating a visually beautiful and sensory garden which will benefit our deaf and hearing impaired students for years to come.”