Green success for Chris

The Advertiser Series: Chris Parsons receives his prize from Nick Smith, director of Harrogate Flower Show, and Graham Ward, from Stockbridge Technology Centre Chris Parsons receives his prize from Nick Smith, director of Harrogate Flower Show, and Graham Ward, from Stockbridge Technology Centre

A FORMER Houghall student has won a regional horticultural contest.

Chris Parsons won the Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2014 prize at the Institute of Horticulture’s Northern Regional Final.

He won £150 plus gardening equipment and will now go forward to the national final in Norwich in May, in the hope of winning a £2,000 travel bursary.

The contest is open to horticulturists under the age of 30. Mr Parsons was up against nearly 140 students from across the North.

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