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
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