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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 07:00

A show garden designed by Eden Project apprentices to evoke the abundant underwater life of estuaries is set to be one of the stars of the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show next weekend (April 1- 2).

The garden, called Go Against the Tide, is the work of horticultural apprentices Jorin Lenz-Williams, Sean Paramore and Hope Browne under the supervision of Eden horticulturists Emma Gunn and Riyah Snow, herself a former Eden apprentice.

It will feature plants chosen to mimic aquatic life, including succulents to represent anemones. It will also boast striking silver fish sculptures “swimming” through the garden and a sunken boat – creating the perfect habitat for underwater plants and animals.

Jorin, Sean and Hope will be on hand during the show at Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel to talk about the garden.

Emma Gunn said: “Estuaries are nurseries of the sea, as they are vital nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals.

“We’re very proud of the new horticulture apprentices for making their vision a reality. Creating a show garden is incredibly challenging, even for seasoned horticulturists, but they have made something that will stand with some of the best this prestigious show has to offer.”

Jorin said: “This is the first time we’ve worked together as a group on such a big project and it’s been really fun as well as a great opportunity to expand our skills in the interpretation of plants.”

The 106th Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show is the South West’s first major flower show of the horticultural year, attracting more than 6,000 garden enthusiasts over its two days.

Eden has exhibited at the event every year since 2011.

Eden’s award-winning apprenticeship programme is run in collaboration with Cornwall College and employs around 25 apprentices at any one time.

For more information or to buy tickets to the show, see

Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

Described as the Chelsea of the South West, the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show takes place at Boconnoc on 28 and 29 March 2015