Horticulture students from Cirencester College have been involved in a project with the King’s Foundation at Highgrove to create a new atmospheric seating area in the garden at Barley Court.
The feature uses recycled stone and students have worked with local masons from Cirencester based company Heritage Lime. The experience and training complement the skills the students learn at College. Horticulture Tutor Piers Lavan says the experience “was ideal for the new T-level course, it included design and planning, heritage landscaping and social and environmental responsibility, but it was also really good fun.”
Students also had an in-depth tour of the Highgrove Gardens, which was an opportunity to see and discuss the many beautiful architectural and sculptural stone features, which are laid bare in the winter months to reveal the structural bones of this crafted landscape.
You can find out more about studying T-level Horticulture here: Agriculture, Land Management and Production: Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping T-level – Cirencester College