Design a Community Wellness Garden
We are delighted to offer a brand new competition to celebrate the return of LANDSCAPE after two years away. We are collaborating
with MIND Birmingham and London College of Garden Design to introduce a new "Wellness Community Garden” Design Competition.
Design a community wellness garden that demonstrates the ability of gardens to promote well-being and recovery, especially supporting and challenging
the stigma of mental distress. Over the past 18 months in particular we have heard how outdoor space and physical exercise have been so important
to our well-being and mental health. We want you to demonstrate how communities can come together to achieve this through a garden.
You can design a community garden for any number of people and it can be for a particular community of people you might know but it must be
for a community and be between 50sqm and 100sqm. The shape, setting and location are up to you to decide but design something to inspire
other designers and communities.
The competition is open to:
Anyone who is working as a professional garden designer, landscape architect or horticulturist and students currently studying on professional level courses.
What you will gain from the project:
Experience of designing a garden for communities is a very useful addition to any designer’s portfolio of projects and skills, especially if you are interested in therapeutic gardens and design for well-being. This is a conceptual ideas competition but has, in the past, led to designers securing similar work.
What is required?
You will need to submit a presentation on a single A1 page that outlines your vision for this new garden. It is up to you to decide what this presentation contains but it should definitely include an illustration of your inspiration, narrative as well as a brief written explanation.
Please also include a short profile of yourself in your accompanying email. You may submit individually or as a team, in which case include a profile of each person.
The winner will receive:
A £500 cash prize
£250 worth of courses at London College of Garden Design (not available at RHS Wisley)
Media coverage before and after in the LANDSCAPE online magazine as well as in related trade media including features online and in social media.
The winning entry will be displayed at the LANDSCAPE Show on the 3rd & 4th of November 2021.
The final selection will be made by independent professional designers
and colleagues from MIND. The decision of the judges is final.
Final entries should be submitted no later than Friday the 1st of October 2021. Your submission should be made digitally and sent to email@example.com