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Swinburne wins at flower and garden show

Date posted: Tuesday 30 Mar 2010

Swinburne wins at flower and garden show

Swinburne students have taken home gold for their exhibit in the ‘Achievable Gardens’ student competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Designed by landscape apprentices Zac King and Jessica Stephens, ‘Aussie living at its best’ was based on the typical Australian backyard complete with a barbeque and native plants.

“This year we have seen a very high standard of work across the competition,” Department of Horticulture and Environment Acting Manager Colin Carter said.

“Zac and Jess have worked hard on their exhibit since last year and are both very committed and passionate. It is also noteworthy that Jess is only one of two female landscape apprentices at Swinburne.”

Another Swinburne exhibit, featuring a floral display and four metre high towers representing city buildings, was displayed inside the main Exhibition Building at the show.

Created by landscape and floristry students, ‘Urban Greening’ highlighted the university’s commitment to sustainable city living.

Swinburne’s Deptment of Horticulture and Environment has participated in the show for over 20 years. This year, the university entered 17 achievable gardens and floristry stands into the show.



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