Littleport student to star at international show

PUBLISHED: 09:52 23 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:52 23 June 2010

Ben Rudderham from Littleport, helping with a student garden at Hampton Court Flower Show.

Ben Rudderham from Littleport, helping with a student garden at Hampton Court Flower Show.

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A HORTICULTURAL student from Littleport has been invited to display a garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Show in Surrey.

A HORTICULTURAL student from Littleport has been invited to display a garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Show in Surrey.

Ben Rudderham, 18, has been studying at the College of West Anglia in Milton for a year and managed to impress his tutors enough to earn himself an invitation to help display a garden at the internationally renowned show.

The Hampton Court Palace Show is the world’s largest annual flower show and will be celebrating its 20th year when it opens on July 6.

The garden Ben has been invited to work, entitled Uprising of Kindness, will be exhibited in the show garden and reclaimed materials section of the show and Ben has hopes that it may even win an award when the judges begin their inspection.

“It was fantastic to have been chosen to help show a garden at Hampton Court and hopefully it will be good enough to win an award,” he said.

“When I left school everybody was applying to become electricians and mechanics and I decided that I just wanted to do something different so I decided to do a horticulture course.

“At first I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it but I have found that I’m really enjoying it and I hope it is something I can continue to do in the future.”

The theme of the garden is homelessness, and it will include lots of reclaimed and recycled materials as well as many edible plants.

The Hampton Court show takes place between July 6-11, for more information visit www.rhs.org.uk.

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