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Climate change crop garden wins Hampton Court prize

Hadlow College's Food 4 Thought at the Hampton Court Flower Show
Image caption Visitors to the Hampton Court show display will see strawberries, lemons and peaches being grown

A garden designed by a Kent college which includes fruits it believes will be grown in the county in the future has won an award.

Hadlow College's Food 4 Thought display was named best small garden at the Hampton Court flower show.

Former Hadlow student Mandy Buckland created the garden which includes fruit from Kent's past, present and future.

Hadlow College said the entry was designed to promote and celebrate Kent's importance as a food producer.

It features a modern courtyard garden with an outdoor dining table and ribbons of vertically-grown strawberries.

Crops that have traditionally been grown in Kent, such as apples and herbs, are featured as well as plants including peaches and nectarines to highlight the potential changes global warming will bring.

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