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TAFE NSW Landscape Construction apprentices showcase their skills at the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association on 15 March 2016
TAFE NSW Landscape Construction apprentices showcase their skills at the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW is a great supporter of TAFE NSW and a proud host of this opportunity for the State's students. The completed show gardens will provide a range of ideas, concepts, design trends and inspiration for the public on how they can create their very own show garden.

For the students taking part in these opportunities it provides a valuable educational opportunity and real-life, on-site scenario. It also provides the students with a unique insight into the challenges that professionals face when working on large projects to tight deadlines.

Design skills, teamwork, networking with industry and suppliers, problem solving and project management are just some of the aspects that the students will learn from this experience.

The show garden will be constructed preshow and then judged by panels of experts on opening day of the show Thursday 17 March 2016. There will be a formal presentation ceremony for the competition on the Thursday 17 March 2016 at 2.30pm on the Flower & Garden stage within the Southee Complex.

For the Landscaping Challenge there will also be a "People's Choice Award" providing the opportunity for the public to vote for their favourite garden prior to this awards announcement on Friday 25 March 2016.

The judges will be marking on benchmarks that include; design, workmanship, construction complexity, materials, innovation and plant selection.
Landscape Construction apprentices from three TAFE NSW Institutes, are utilising their planning, creative and construction skills whilst taking part in the 2016 TAFE NSW Landscaping Challenge.

The challenge, now in its sixth year, has apprentices building award winning garden displays to showcase to the public at the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The show gardens are located outside the Southee Pavilion on the corner of Showground Road and Grand Parade which is located in the heart of the Sydney Olympic Park.  The students will encompass working onsite during the build and bumpin of the largest annual event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Following this year's garden theme of 'Modern Australian Backyard'  the three competing teams will be made up of students enrolled at each of the participating TAFE NSW Institutes.

                Illawarra Institute Yallah Campus
                South Western Sydney Institute Padstow College
                Western Sydney Institute Richmond College

This year's garden design competition was coordinated by the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) to meet the theme of 'Modern Australian Backyard'.
The three best garden designs were put forward by AILDM to the TAFE NSW Institutes to work with the student designer to build the show gardens onsite at the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The judges for this year's challenge:

  • Mr Matt Leacy, President of LNA Master Landscapers Association, Director of Landart Landscapes
  • Mr Ron Berkelmans, Board Member LNA Master Landscapers Association, Director of Good Manors Pools and Gardens 
  • Mr Dean Herald, Member LNA Master Landscapers Association, Director of Rolling Stone Landscapes

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