The BBC has announced its new Young Landscapers Award competition, set to take place before the Gardeners’ World Live show in June.
Four young landscapers will form two teams, competing to display their skills. One duo will be ‘crowned’ as the Young Landscapers of 2018, with visitors being able able to view the winning garden when the show opens to the public on 14 June.
The event is being supported by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) and aims to promote excellence in the landscaping industry by helping up and coming landscapers.
Phil Tremayne, manager of APL, said: “There is a well-documented and growing skills shortage in the sector and it is great to be able to link the work we are already doing in organising the of Worldskills UK Landscape Gardening competition and delivering our very own APL apprenticeship.
“This will help to form a pipeline into what we hope will be a great competition. We look forward to seeing the results.”