The border is influenced by renowned Edwardian horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll's 'no nonsense' philosophy of creating natural planting effects using form and texture and seeing the value of every day plants.
Derby College head gardener Samantha Harvey said: ""Our border is designed to celebrate the history and beauty of Broomfield Hall Gardens at Derby College and champion the work of our amazing volunteers.
"It has been an incredible honour to be invited to exhibit at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and we are obviously delighted to have won a silver medal at this highly prestigious event.
"We were also filmed by the BBC's Gardener's World programme both at Broomfield Hall and at Chatsworth which was very exciting for everyone involved."
The gardens at Broomfield Hall were created when the original hall was built in 1873 by industrialist Charles Schwind.
They still retain the Victorian layout and work is progressing to improve these further with several developments including contemporary herbaceous planting, a subtropical area, a winter garden and a new rose garden.
Miss Harvey concluded: "As one of the country's leading horticultural colleges, we aim to inspire passion through our teaching and share our knowledge and expertise with the public by involving them and nurturing their skills through our volunteer scheme.
"Our volunteers each have the unique opportunity to help curate and maintain certain areas of the gardens or take ownership of certain projects, our overall aim is to establish the gardens as a notable visitor attraction in the area by becoming an RHS partner garden.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of some of our former students and local gardeners who regularly come to Broomfield to join the work parties but we really could do with more."
For more information on volunteering opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and for details of full and part-time Horticulture courses starting at Derby College this September, visit our website or telephone 0800 028 0289.