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Sparsholt College Garden Design student awarded HRH Prince of Wales trophy

James Waterton, Sparsholt College BSc Garden Design student has been presented with HRH The Prince of Wales Perpetual Challenge Trophy for his commitment to sustainable horticulture by HRH the Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex who was installed the same evening as the new Master of The Worshipful Company of Gardeners. The award is presented to […]



Whitewater Nursery and Plant Centre re-launches this Easter

Whitewater Plant Centre grand opening event To celebrate the re-opening a weekend of events are planned over Easter. Activities include talks by award winning Chelsea Flower Show garden designers, nursery tours, plant advice and lots of special opening weekend offers including 3 for 2’s. Complimentary hog roast sandwiches from Hartley Wintney Traditional Butchers await those […]



Kestrel Nest Box Challenge

The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover, challenged local businesses to get directly involved in bird of prey conservation by participating in the ‘Nest Box Challenge’ event to support wild Kestrels.Teams of local businesses were tasked with erecting 106 artificial Kestrel nest boxes over a 48 hour period. The Kestrel is one of Britain’s most popular birds […]



Photo’s of Hampshire medal winning sailors



Australian Paralympic Equestrian team choose Sparsholt College for pre London 2012 training

Sparsholt College’s Equine Centre is celebrating the news and busily preparing for the arrival of the Australian Paralympic Equine team who have chosen to base themselves at the Winchester campus for their pre London 2012 training. Kirby Park Irish Joy, Waikiwi, Statford Mantovani and Broadford VIC, the team’s four horses will arrive at Sparsholt College’s […]



Sparsholt College’s Equine Centre recognised by British Dressage

Sparsholt College’s Equine Centre has recently received a British Dressage  Show Award 2012. The award is one of only three given out across the UK and is based on nominations from dressage competition entrants for the College’s organisation, efficiency, facilities, speed of results and atmosphere. This is the second consecutive year that Sparsholt has been […]



Jubilee celebrated in fallen petals at Exbury

Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated at Exbury Gardens on 9th and 10th June, when children collected petals to form a giant Jubilee Crown, under the watchful eye of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS). Each child who collected petals and leaves for the collage was given free seeds and a […]



Leopold de Rothschild obituary

Leopold de Rothschild died on April 19 aged 84. He was a member of the Rothschild banking family and had a distinguished career in finance; however his greatest passions were classical music and steam trains and he was well known as a leading musical philanthropist. Leo, as he was known, was born in London on […]