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Lewis achieves second place in Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition

Lewis achieves second place in Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition  
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Well done to Lewis Larmouth who achieved 2nd place in Young Horticulturalist of the Year Regional Final at the weekend, winning £100 and a book.

Lewis, aged 25 from Cramlington, competed against seven other young horticulturalists in the regional final at Shipley College, near Bradford, where a Question Master asked a wide range of horticultural questions, some on a buzzer, some directed to individual contestants, with three identification rounds to further test the contestants.

With an audience of more than 30 sponsors, employers and family to support them, the eight regional finalists showed themselves to be amongst the best young horticulturists in the North of England.

The prizes were presented by John Baker, Head of Horticulture. Nick Smith, the Show Director for the Harrogate Flower Shows and a major regional sponsor and David George from Stockbridge Technology Centre were also part of the prize presentation party.

Lewis, who is currently studying the Foundation Degree in Horticulture at the Kirkley Hall Campus, was competing against seven of the best young horticulturists from across the CIH Northern Region, with 140 students and employees having taken part from six different colleges and organisations in the initial heat rounds of the competition in December 2015 and January and February 2016.