Green fingers

Horticulture at Myerscough College’s Merseyside campus at Croxteth Park continues to go from strength to strength.
As well as highly successful further education courses on offer at the site, Myerscough have announced that they’re taking over the running of the famous walled garden within the grounds of Croxteth Park from Glendale Services.
The walled garden was established in 1850 with approximately two acres of land. The area consists of bedding displays, fruit trees, beehives, vegetable garden, rose garden, and the national collection of hardy fuchsias, soft fruit and herbaceous borders, all of which will now be the responsibility of the college.
Also on site there is an extensive range of glasshouses including a propagation house and Victorian peach house, as well as a commercial nursery and training centre including four polythene tunnels, propagation area, standing area and a landscape demonstration area.
In addition, Myerscough College horticulture and landscape students have enjoyed success at the recent RHS Tatton Flower Show.
Students worked alongside The Pond Company to create a beautiful garden, winning a silver medal from the judges.

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