The students studying landscape architecture and garden design  pinned up their final project work as part of the degree show in the design studio at Hadlow College this week. They use this campus in their first and second year but, spend all of the third or final year at the Avery Hill campus of the University of Greenwich. Most would agree that it’s good to return to Hadlow, especially at this time of year when the there’s a lot going on in the borders. The site that the project was based on, is a large private garden near East Grinstead with a choice from 3 scenarios for the client brief. It may not just remain a ‘paper project’ for some students as the clients may wish to proceed with certain areas if they like the ideas shown.  The first stage covered preparing a master plan  – drawings and covering documentation – at 1:500 scale before moving into design development stage – plans, model, sections and sequential sketches at 1:200 scale with overlays for structural planting, drainage, lighting etc. The final stage is worked at 1:50 scale with plans and accompanying 3 dimensional explanation. Technical detailing is also required at this scale. The examples below show that all their hard work pays dividends – all should feel good about their work if exhausted!

This is Elliott Green’s master plan – it’s my crooked picture not Elliot’s work ! Below in order: Felicity Mantella 1:200 + section; Jenn Moss 1:200 and concept plan; Juliet Peter’s birds eye drawing of  1:200 area.

Below Paco Alvarez model at 1:200 scale: Rali Zachieva and Will Blackledge plans at the same scale.

A few examples of sections through the garden areas from Paul Hadley; 2 from Sam Gall and finally Tomasz Tandecki.

To follow section and sequential sketch by Whitney Hedges; sketch of front garden from Lisa Vandepeer and 2 sequential sketches by Mo Murton.

Following on Peter Thomas’ Winter Garden at 1:50 scale; Karolina Malecha plan at 1:50 of ornamental  vegetable garden and Matt Dalby’s 1:50 plan of the walled garden.

To finish Rali’s visual of her green wall idea and 3 visuals by Joh Bates.

Some of these students will continue to study on the Post Graduate programme either next year or later on after working in the industry. Some may decide to work as sole practitioners and a few may just take a good break away but they all have talent!

This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
Or hard to say.

A self is a self.
It is not a screen.
A person should respect
What he has been.

This is my past
Which I shall not discard.
This is the ideal.
This is hard.
James Fenton

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