A WRITTLE College graduate has been named Gardener of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Liam Sapsford, 22, who graduated from the landscape and gardening course last year, was given his award by designer and TV presenter Kevin McLeod at the Grand Designs Live show, in London.

He said: “Winning Grand Designs Garden Designer of the Year is the greatest thing I have achieved. For Kevin McCloud to say he has never seen anything like this before about my design is a trophy in itself.”