GROWERS of the future will be battling it out as the regional final of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition takes place at Pershore College on Tuesday evening (March 11).

Following on from local heats, eight young people, who either are studying horticulture or work within the industry, within the West Midlands and South Wales area, will battle it out through 10 rounds of questions and identifications.

The winner will go on to represent the region in the grand final, taking place in, Norwich, with a chance to win a £2000 travel bursary.

The competition is organised by the Institute of Horticulture and the regional final has been sponsored by BHGS, The Garden Centre Group and Wyevale Nurseries.

The competition starts at 7pm in the lecture theatre in the Frank Parkinson building at Pershore College and anyone interested is welcome to watch.