A GROUP of Fairford students have designed a garden to enter into the Malvern Spring Festival school's competition this May.

Horticultural students in year 10 and 11 at Farmor's School have designed a garden representing the history of DNA, from the discovery of the structure in 1953 to the present day.

The focal point of the garden is a DNA double helix metal sculpture which stands at eight foot tall.

The competition inspires the next generation of garden designers as students from primary and secondary schools compete from all over the region. The theme for all the school show gardens this year is 'a great moment in history'.

Farmor's will compete against 19 other schools at the festival which takes place from May 8-11 at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Other themes include Andy Murray's 2013 Wimbledon win, the Battle of Tewkesbury and the invention of the wheel.